Saturday, January 05, 2008

Chinglish in spe

ESWN's Roland Soong did a great job - as always - by compiling a wonderful collection of "Poster Slogans with Unique Chinese Characteristics", such as the one on the left saying "If you pay loving care to public health, you will live to 100 years old. If you throw garbage everywhere, your children will die".

Since this is all Chinese bulletin board material, I cannot garantuee the posters' authenticity, but I am pretty sure that most of them are ideal candidates for official Chinglish translation.


At 5:33 AM, Anonymous leilei wrote ...

哈哈,我也是说chinese english的。

At 6:52 PM, Blogger 笑来 wrote ...

to offer a btter understanding, the last part of the slogan can be translated into: "If you throw garbage everywhere, you are doomed to die without offsprings..."

At 8:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote ...


At 4:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote ...

Hi Olr,

Long time. :-)

Interestingly, I am working with Americans on "Chinese Chinese" in the States now, rather than "Taiwanese Chinese" that I was more than familiar with. And you were right about "hair" with the fourth tone, instead of the third, in Chinese Chinese.

Well, you continue to bring us a great sense of humour and harmless laughters by exploring the local art work in China. In a way, it is also an exposure of their very culture. I am still quite impressed in your effort in the "art" collection you have on here.



At 5:30 PM, Blogger olr — 纪韶融 wrote ...

Welcome back, Sonia :).

I am also very much convinced that exploring Chinglish and laughing with it tells us a lot about our non-Chinese culture(s)...

Book's in the second edition already, so the word keeps spreading :).



At 10:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote ...

thanx for your reminding of this,
i this could really improve the usage of english in china.
besides,it's funny .
ha ha ha ha

At 9:56 PM, Blogger olr — 纪韶融 wrote ...

I removed the previous posting because it was rather unhelpful and offensive.

At 8:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote ...

This slogan reflects a true view of the way in which the communist China governs the country.


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