Author Topic: Amusing translation errors  (Read 8249 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Amusing translation errors
« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2012, 09:04:14 pm »
A solution of thunder sounds good - I imagine it would involve a lot of electrolysis!
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Re: Amusing translation errors
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2012, 12:47:33 am »
  • Regardless and by oneself the lamp,
  • the stop-watch,
  • repair a foetus first aid pack,
  • tool set, inflate a bube
  • canteen,
  • cellular phone etc.
  • all ability easy install

Instuctions on these 'Silicone Bandages'  ???
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

Re: Amusing translation errors
« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2012, 07:01:26 pm »
  • Regardless and by oneself the lamp,
  • the stop-watch,
  • repair a foetus first aid pack,
  • tool set, inflate a bube
  • canteen,
  • cellular phone etc.
  • all ability easy install

Instuctions on these 'Silicone Bandages'  ???

That's beautiful!

Auntie Helen

  • 6 Wheels in Germany
Re: Amusing translation errors
« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2013, 01:31:24 pm »
Posted on Facebook by a friend - the English translation of an Italian Swimming Pool's rules & regulations

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clarion

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Re: Amusing translation errors
« Reply #29 on: May 26, 2013, 03:13:39 pm »
Well that's perfectly clear.
Getting there...

Re: Amusing translation errors
« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2013, 07:14:15 pm »
OK it`s maybe not a translation error but a quip by TomTom software de signers??

Ross On Wye was shown on TomTom screen last time I was in vicinity, approaching from Monmouth as "Pussy In Wye" ????? mmmm interesting

Maybe this should be another thread?
....after the `tarte de pommes`, and  fortified by a couple of shots of limoncellos,  I flew up the Col de Bavella whilst thunderstorms rolled around the peaks above

hellymedic

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Re: Amusing translation errors
« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2013, 07:34:57 pm »
OK it`s maybe not a translation error but a quip by TomTom software de signers??

Ross On Wye was shown on TomTom screen last time I was in vicinity, approaching from Monmouth as "Pussy In Wye" ????? mmmm interesting

Maybe this should be another thread?

I think I posted about amusing transient Google Maps errors previously.

White City in West London became Weisse Stadt at some but not all levels of magnification.
Southampton Row WC1 became Northampton Row,

Errors disappeared with updating.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Amusing translation errors
« Reply #32 on: May 29, 2013, 06:20:25 pm »
Some funny ones in the Ortlieb catalogue that arrived today with ye CTCe Gazette. Their panniers have "genial functionality" and they also admit to a "velcro fixation", while Scotchlite panels are "incandescent".
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Amusing translation errors
« Reply #33 on: June 11, 2013, 12:18:11 pm »
Perhaps not exactly an error, in that the meaning is correct, but hidden under a chain of words:
projects in the phase of recognition of possibilities for development and market
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Amusing translation errors
« Reply #34 on: June 26, 2013, 06:27:25 pm »
What does "food cost" mean? It's clear in English, but when the English words are used in a Polish text,  they must mean something slightly special, because otherwise you would say "koszt jedzenia" - which in turn means I'm not sure if the Polish-English has been correctly translated into English as, of course, "food cost". Not that I really have any option but to leave it - there's enough to correct in there anyway, Marta!
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Amusing translation errors
« Reply #35 on: June 26, 2013, 06:42:28 pm »
Same context, which is a cookery presentation:
He/she collects feedback and, if needed, provides it to relevant recipients, e.g. channel marketing, catmix, etc.

Cat mix?!!  :o  :D

(Again, it's the same word in English - presumably "category mix")

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Re: Amusing translation errors
« Reply #36 on: July 06, 2013, 03:36:19 pm »
Not sure how accurate this is as I don't speak Spanish. Could be a wind-up. Apparently its all to do with the accents:

Mi papá tiene 47 años = my dad is 47 years old
Mi papa tiene 47 anos = my potato has 47 assholes
Working my way up to inferior.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Amusing translation errors
« Reply #37 on: July 11, 2013, 05:07:11 pm »
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Amusing translation errors
« Reply #38 on: July 15, 2013, 06:53:46 pm »
The ship should have an ice class enabling it to cruise in crushed ice.


And you thought they no longer had the floating gin palaces!
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Re: Amusing translation errors
« Reply #39 on: July 15, 2013, 07:40:37 pm »
The ship should have an ice class enabling it to cruise in crushed ice.

And you thought they no longer had the floating gin palaces!

The Royal Yacht Britannia?
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Amusing translation errors
« Reply #40 on: July 24, 2013, 02:52:16 pm »
I've got a poet-translator. Which is great, but not quite what you want in a technical document about dams and barrages. By the references, I've got past swearing at him and have started laughing:
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However, make no mistake - Mr. Majewski himself is an author of over 300 Polish and English publications in the field of water resources management and engineering. To cut a long story short, a great engineer and scientific authority.
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Re: Amusing translation errors
« Reply #41 on: July 24, 2013, 03:18:02 pm »
Not sure how accurate this is as I don't speak Spanish. Could be a wind-up. Apparently its all to do with the accents:

Mi papá tiene 47 años = my dad is 47 years old
Mi papa tiene 47 anos = my potato has 47 assholes

I'm learning Spanish, and yes this is more-or-less true. "Anos" is closer to "anuses", and papa only means potato in Latin America, more globally it can also translate to Pope... The sentences would be pronounced quite differently, but it's a good example of why you can't just leave the accents out if you can't find them on your keyboard!
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that's not science, it's semantics.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Amusing translation errors
« Reply #42 on: July 29, 2013, 07:03:15 pm »
Then, rich raftsman folklore poetised by poets and pictured by painters came into being.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Amusing translation errors
« Reply #43 on: July 29, 2013, 07:17:54 pm »
And the neolithic is the later period of the stone age, not the earlier! When you call it młody, that's young, or new as we say, not early! Hrrrrrrrrm!
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Amusing translation errors
« Reply #44 on: July 30, 2013, 12:04:01 pm »
Numerous tourist guides encourage discovering anthropogenic values near the river.

Along with numerous references to the Baltic See and consistent misuse of tenses and articles, this one is really pissing me off. I think I'd better stop now before this becomes a personal rant thread. But a lot of it makes me laugh too.
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Gus

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Re: Amusing translation errors
« Reply #45 on: July 30, 2013, 09:21:35 pm »


 :facepalm: :facepalm: Long live the danish railroads & google translate.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Amusing translation errors
« Reply #46 on: August 18, 2013, 10:31:30 am »
About a charitable organisation: "Besides granting material aid, the Foundation promotes knowledge related to health prevention."
That would be an anti-charity!
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hellymedic

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Re: Amusing translation errors
« Reply #47 on: August 18, 2013, 01:46:19 pm »


 :facepalm: :facepalm: Long live the danish railroads & google translate.

 ;D ;D ;D

I grew up with this kind of thing!
Danish relatives who couldn't *quite* get it right, ship personnel likewise, as well as many trips to Klampenborg & Helsingør.
Google translate has a horrid habit of not translating hard words...

Feanor

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Re: Amusing translation errors
« Reply #48 on: September 12, 2013, 11:50:44 am »
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Amusing translation errors
« Reply #49 on: July 28, 2016, 03:49:23 pm »
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