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Menu translation fails

Postby Miro » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:46 am

Tried a new place yesterday, and was very tempted to try the Pork Thingy :lol:

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Re: Menu translation fails

Postby olive » Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:10 pm

:lol: :lol:

I saw this yesterday sign written in bold letters on the sides of a courtesy bus.

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Re: Menu translation fails

Postby chrissiehope » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:18 pm

Love 'em :-D
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Re: Menu translation fails

Postby Miro » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:44 pm

One local cafe here offers a breakfast deal of "pitufo y cafe solo €2.50" - or for non-Spanish speakers: "smurf & coffee only €2.50" :clap: :lol:
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Re: Menu translation fails

Postby BENIDORM » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:20 pm

Great , but that sounds like one of my translations... :lol:

I've seen many blunders over the years, some hilarious, but I'm sure we all at some time do the same with our Spanish translations.
I smile every time I think of the sign in a shop nearby to us that stated 'We Speek ingliss', he only had a few words like ' OK mate' and 'Cheers'.

And the recent sign spotted on a van that stated the name of the company as 'The Final Solution', a plumbing firm... :shock:

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Re: Menu translation fails

Postby Trigger » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:02 pm

Miro wrote:Tried a new place yesterday, and was very tempted to try the Pork Thingy :lol:

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I like the sound of the "Cocked:chicpta" at the top of your photo.

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Re: Menu translation fails

Postby Superplonk » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:12 pm

There is a blog called f...translation that specialises in this kind of thing. My favourite example: vino en botella = he came in bottle.

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Re: Menu translation fails

Postby Trooperman » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:36 pm

I find it amazing that many restaurants - even those with a steady and regular English speaking clientele - choose to have their translating done by "Pepe's cousin's boy who once had a penfriend in Birmingham". Still, it provides us with endless amusement!
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Re: Menu translation fails

Postby ebbnflow » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:12 pm

Don't forget English run restaurants with bad Spanish translations! One that stuck in my amused mind was; rollito de muella.......spring roll but the coiled metal kind.


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