When living in Japan, you are constantly seeing funny English phrases everywhere. Many misunderstandings result from literally translating Japanese into English. Both languages have a totally different structure and many formal Japanese expressions have no English equivalent. 452 more words
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Over the years, Japan has earned a reputation for its awkward command of English, with results ranging from the perplexing to downright hilarious. The country’s translation screw-ups are so common that they’ve even earned their own collective name, … 1,007 more words
Took these on a trip to Japan. Engrish never gets old.
EDIT: Engrish on a beer can? Well not really actually. When I first saw the can, I only saw the one side and misinterpreted the broken up sound of “the taste you will draft beer gives and refreshing” as poorly translated English. 96 more words