Tag Archives: Chinglish

Emerica the Beautiful

Emerica, Emerica… Yep, indeed. It’s no longer just America that’s entitled to be “the Beautiful”. The Chinese Shanzhai variant, Emerica, has equal rights for that… I can only hope that the United States doesn’t sue this Shanzhai company — you’ll render … Continue reading

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Do Not Pause When You See Fire Facilities

There’s no need to be polite about it — just help yourself to the thing. Don’t dare pause — not even for a split sec! It’s either that — or a sign that you’re in a passageway to be kept free … Continue reading

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Is that light OFF — or NO?

Ah, Premier (deluxe) Class on the Chinese high speed railways. God class. Where everybody treats you like a right royal rider, and you get free Dezhou Braised Chicken for free (apparently). Oh — and it also comes, on CRH380A trains, with … Continue reading

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Shanghai’s Chinglish — Civilized?

This sign is just plain weird: First, it gives you this impression that not every park in Shanghai is civilized… (what these guys wanted to say, rather, is that this garden’s clean, neat, nice — and rocks! and stuff like … Continue reading

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Canger! Chinglish Shock!

Everywhere else, electric shocks are dangerous. In China, it’s considered more something that’s cangerous… That’s a sure sign of cangerous Chinglish. Oops. I smell a typo… that C key isn’t too far from the D key, I take it… What … Continue reading

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When You Take the Escalator… with Chinglish on it…

I’m at a loss for words. This sign just outright doesn’t make sense. It — like — ends halfway through where it’s not supposed to end! It’s madness total. When you take the elevator safety… what will happen?… Plus, it’s … Continue reading

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One Letter Short of… A S*** Hotel…

And I don’t mean that as in a hotel that’s rated three stars which begins with the letter S (although that’s for sure the case here). Just take a look at this pic from Langfang, Hebei, to see what I … Continue reading

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Slipping In Some Slipped Chinglish

I’ve slipped in some Chinglish and now y’all are all slipped! Probably this sign carries a bit of “wishful thinking” in that it “wishes” upon those who read it — a quick slip — so that you’re on the floor reading this. … Continue reading

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No Push, No Pull, Yes Chinglish…!?

OK, then get me out of here! I’m stuck… in a place where I can neither pull nor push a — freakin’ door! This bit of classical Chinglish finds itself on a folding door. It’s unique in that it can’t be … Continue reading

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Self-Servicing Yourself to Some Italian Chinglish Tickets…

Un po’ d’italiano here in the city of the West Lake, Hangzhou — the Self-servico Ticket Office… Trouble is, for the average expat without a second-generation PRC ID card, these machines in that office laden with Chinglish are — well, just … Continue reading

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