In the world we live in today, tourists are always pouring into every country around the world. This means that the local businesses and signage have to be translated to different languages so that everyone can understand them. However, not all these translations pan out to be correct. Even though people use online translators to break the language barriers, sometimes translations can turn out to produce hilarious results.
Airports Authority Of India
The Airports Authority of India messed up big time here. They wanted the sign to say “Eating on carpets is strictly prohibited” but it ended up saying “Eating carpet strictly prohibited” which has an entirely different meaning.
When You Do Not Want Your Ice Cream On A Plate
This is a Russian dessert menu that also provided the English translations of each dish. However, after reading the English translation, we are sure that this would not be the dessert that you would order, unless you had a severe case of hemorrhoids.
The Portuguese Beaches
This was a sign on a Portuguese beach. It is quite clear that the sign wanted to say “Everyone loves a clean beach” and not what it says now. But it was still hilarious to read.
The Finnish Elevator
This was a sign on an elevator in Finland. The Finnish part of the message says “Unfortunately, the elevator is broken”. However when the Finnish people tried to translate it to English, the end result was not at all what they wanted to say.
The Arabic Buffet
There is no word for Meatball in Arabic or Kurdish which is why the Erbil International Hotel thought of improvising. The end result was that the translation of the word they wrote in Arabic came out to be “Paul is Dead” in English.
Straight To The Point
Given the number of services that this salon is providing, it is surely a salon for a very high maintenance chick. On a serious note, this is one of the very few correct translations on this list and it just shows how the Arabs are always sure about what they want the sign to say.
The Zombie Children
This was a sign that wanted to ask the cars to slow down since it was a child-friendly neighborhood and children could be playing around. However, the way that they translated it made it seem like there were zombie kids playing slowly.
Not Where We Go To Pray
This is yet another hilarious Arabic sign. It says that the toilet is the place of prayer. That’s funny; whenever we want to pray, we never rush towards the toilet in our houses.
Putting You Off Chicken
If this shop wants to do any business, they should really change their sign. No one who wants to buy chicken wants to be reminded of the way that the chicken was brought to them.
Beware Of The Cheese
If you are in Syria, please do not try their cheese. Unless of course you are looking to get paralysed.
Getting Your Teeth Fixed
If you are looking to get your teeth fixed, or even just a normal check up at the dentist, this is certainly not the dentist that you’d be looking to go to.
The Smells You Do Not Want
If you are looking for a beautiful cologne for your girlfriend, please avoid this shop, since it is certainly going to give you smells that you do not want in your life.
Isn’t That Basically No Fashion?
If you are going to name your shop this, you better not be selling clothes. Since this is in the Middle East, we are sure that they have made a mistake, since they usually only wear conservative clothing.
Showering With The Vacuum
How is turning on the vacuum cleaner while you are in the shower going to get you a proper service? And do you take the vacuum cleaner in the shower with you?
Advertising Your Love For The Devil
The spelling for Salon is wrong and with the word Evil in front of the name, it shows us that they are cutting more than hair in this shop.
Using The Urban Slang
This sign has adopted the SMS language perfectly. Many youngsters understand the use of just letters instead of entire words.
Coconut Humans Inside
Is there a new variety of coconuts that contains humans, or does the chocolate have coconuts and humans in it? Overall, it is just a poor job at translation.
The Poisoned Fish
This was a chapter on battered fish, and the way that the title was written, it seems like it is a recipe for poisoned fish.
Why is this restaurant serving turds of dogs and sheep to its customers? This Portuguese restaurant needs to get its menu right.
The translation of this Turkish sentence is “Do not use this, there is a problem” but the way that it was translated, it means something else entirely.
Donkey Trimming Skirts
This garments shop probably wanted to say that the tailor intimately trims the skirts according to the orders, but it ended up saying that a donkey does all of the trimming.
Obey The Swimming Pool Regulations
This swimming pool authority wants everyone to deny all the regulations or else they will be asked to leave.
This translation went horribly wrong. They wanted the sign to say Lamb and not lamp but they ended up selling boneless lamps to their customers.
The Llamas Or The Flamingos?
The picture says that you should not feed the Llamas in the area but the sign says that people should not feed the flamingos.
The “Womem” Who Are Not Allowed To Enter
This translation from the Arabic sentence is just wrong in so many ways. They do not want the special “womem” to enter the men? What kind of a place is this?
The Flavor You Do Not Want
Everyone loves Pringles. They offer a large variety of flavors that are just so yummy. However, whatever you do, do not buy this flavor or else you will have a horrible taste in your mouth all day.
That Is Good Advice
This essentially means that you should not fall into the toilet, which is good advice.
This sign originally wanted to say that the chicken is as good as the one cooked by your mother, but ended up translating into something else entirely.
When Your Food Is Unfaithful
This restaurant sells a variety of dishes which includes meat and vegetables that are unfaithful. This here is the Adulteress Meat and Adulteress Vegetables.
Decomposed Moscow Mule?
You never want to have a decomposed Moscow mule for dessert. Having a normal Moscow mule can be good since it will have quite a lot of protein but after it is decomposed, it is basically a skeleton.
Salad With Pee
When was the last time that you had a salad that was covered in pee? We know that this restaurant wanted the sign to say pea but it still ended up being hilarious.
Specific Instructions For Manuel
This would be even more hilarious if there was a Manuel working in the building. It would mean that these instructions were printed out specifically for him and no one else.
Nothing But Stuff Here
This was an area that was meant for Staff Only but the way that they translated the sign was hilarious and it ended up saying stuff only.
When Your Food Is Technologically Advanced
The eel and the frog apparently got together and decided to get more technologically advanced than the rest of the animals in the restaurant.
Shrimp Bakes While The Fish Estimates
Just reading the translation will send you in fits of laughter. The fish seems to be the accountant of the family while the shrimp stays home and does all the baking.
Bathing In Debt
Everyone owes a bunch of life lessons to the debt they have collected in their lives but no one ever paid tribute to the debt by naming a swimming pool after it.
Giving Birth To More Bags
This sign wanted to say that this was the section for large bags but it ended up translating into pregnant bags. Hilarious.
Going For A Sweet
This is a sweets shop in Pakistan and it was named after the surname of the family that owns the shop. It is quite hilarious when you read it in English.
What Do You Throw In The Toilet?
What if you want to poop in that toilet? Are you allowed to poop in the toilet? The board clearly says to not throw anything down the toilet.
Do Not Shout!
This Spanish sign forbids anyone to shout in the area but the translation that they wrote in English asks people not to cry in the area.
The Arrival Hole
This was at an airport in a country in the Middle East. The actual translation was Arrival Hall but somewhere in the translation, they messed up.
Then Why Is There A Sign For It?
This is the correct translation from Spanish but what we do not understand is why there is a sign in the first place?
The Singing Salmon
This Salmon saw quite a lot of performances when it was in Norway with the squid. They both love to sing together.
Mountains Of What Now?
These appetizers look delicious with the ingredients that are in them but the first one seems a little off. Surely you wouldn’t want to order that?
When You Know You Have A Problem
People don’t usually share every single problem going on in their life. However, this supermarket allows you to not only tell people but also buy stuff related to your problem.
That Poor Hardworking Machine
This is definitely a hardworking machine if it never takes a moment to rest.
Serving Fried Crap
From context, we think that the word that they actually wanted to put on the menu was crab and not crap.
The King Of Pars
Parking is one word and someone needs to explain this to the person who designed this board.
This is a room where people come to learn English and yet the ironic thing is that they have the spelling of Grammar and Reading wrong.
The Double Negative
The double negative in this no smoking sign means that the board is asking people to please smoke at this place.
The Mandatory Swimming Area
This sign says that the only place that you should swim is when you are between the two red yellow flags.
This attention sign for wet floor uses the word probably, meaning that there is a chance that the floor is not really wet.
The English Teacher
This sign for the Arabic English teacher is just wrong. The way that the sign has spelt teacher shows us that the teacher really does not know much about teaching English.
Saving Water. Really?
This is quite ironic. The sign wants people to help save water and yet they also want people to press the flush button twice.
The Walking Eating Street
This is quite a magical street since it is able to eat and walk by itself but not do both at the same time.
The Fishing With Cruelty
Sorry, we don’t want to have the fish that was treated with cruelty.
The Smallpox In The Pizza
This pizza contains smallpox and we are sure that it is just a typo for small peas.
Toilet In The WC?
Why on Earth would someone have the need to put up a sign that asks people not to throw a toilet in the water closet? Surely, they must have meant toilet paper.
That Is Not Fresh
If that is where the fish is coming from, then it is not fresh at all. It has already gone through the body of an Arab person.
Why Did You Lean Again?
If people are falling over from leaning on this fence, you would have thought that they would not lean on it again. But people did so they had to put up a sign on the fence.
Get Well Soon Bread
This bread has a cold, and we just hope that it gets well soon so that we can eat it.
Just For The Customers Who Pay More
This restaurant does not want people waiting for a table. You have to either call ahead and reserve a table or just call a taxi and get out of the restaurant.
We Will Do The Rest
This restaurant wants you to bring your hands while they do everything else. They are quite helpful in that way.
Do Not What?
This no entry sign is just hilarious. It is full of euphemisms that are best left unsaid.
At Long Last
This is good news for all the single people out there. There is finally a shop that will allow you to buy kisses.
The Wounds Of The Broken Grass
You should beware of the broken grass since it can hurt your feet by gently pressing against them. The sign was meant to say glass.
Cremates Of Greenness
The translations are quite hilarious. Try translating the German and the Italian phrases and you will see how they have written vegetable soup.
Where can you download hangers? Is it on the App Store or do you have to search for a torrent?
The Dangerous Path
If you consider the skies above to be the roof, aren’t all paths dangerous? Do they mean to say that just the roof is dangerous?
The Russian Counterpart Of Smoking
While the rest of the world was busy smoking, the Russians were busy smocking.
Helping You To Not Get Groped
This bag is apparently quite protective. It not only protects your belongings but also helps you avoid the creeps who are looking to grope you.
Wearing Airbags On Boats
Normal boats do not have safety measures like airbags on them. This sign is asking people to wear the airbags when they are on the boat. Do they mean life jackets?
Is this a sign for skimmed milk? Or is it, as the sign says, for skin milk? As in milk made from skin?
Creating The Situations
This chemist in the Middle East is probably creating situations that require people to go to the Pharmacy. Or perhaps they are just selling situations.
Getting Hitler Back To Life
How are we supposed to enter this place if it requires the company of Herr Hitler? Are we supposed to bring his body along with us or bring him back to life?
How Are They On Sale?
This just seems cruel. Why would someone try to sell puppies in this form? They look to be deep fried.
Call The Police On Yourself?
Are we supposed to call the police and turn ourselves in if we throw litter on the floor? Or are we supposed to call the police and give them the garbage?
Uploading Presbyteries Now
First, we are asked to download Hangers and now we are being asked not to upload the Presbytery. What is going on with the world?
The Courage Of The Potatoes
People will continue to sing ballads about the bravery of these spicy potatoes for generations to come.
Having A Personal Toilet
The Dratshang seems to have a personal toilet that has been used by someone other than him. And apparently, there was a huge mess made by the person to the extent that the Dratshang had to put up this sign.
In Spanish, chica can mean both “Small” and “Girl”. This menu should have gone with the former translation but for some reason, it decided to go with girl.
When You Cook The Sailor
This restaurant made a huge mistake when they put the sailor on the menu. When people ordered the sailor, the restaurant realized their mistake.
Going From Garden To The Girl
It is never a good idea to translate regional poems word for word. You will end up with horrible translations like this one here.
Bad At Grammar
This sign was meant to promote cleanliness and hygiene. However, it was poorly translated and ended up as a meme rather than the promotional tool that it was meant to be.
No Chorizo Al Vino For Me
No matter how appealing the dish looks, we are always going to be against having the sausages dipped in wine like the way that it says on the menu.
Yoda Is That You?
The Jedi grandmaster from Star Wars seems to have made it back to life since it seems like this is a sign that would have been written by him.
When Your Pasta Is Angry
The pasta has every right to be angry. It has been tossed around in sauces and put on the flame for years now.
The Eggs Sheep
No one knew that sheep also lay eggs that could be eaten. The Arabs seem to have found a new species of sheep.
The Itchy Salad
Did the salad have an itch? Or is the salad going to give you an itch? Either way, no thank you.
Clothes For The Chicken
This chicken seems to have his life sorted out since it is getting special clothes. Perhaps the chicken is a ballet dancer and needs those tights for its performance.
The Reset Button
This is how a flush button was marked in Denmark. We just love the way that it says Reset Buttom, perhaps on purpose since it flushes away what comes out of your bottom.
Having Clothes For Downloading
The sign actually wanted to say “discounts” and it is a common mistake made by the Arabs. The translation is roughly “Something that is lower” and since it is a single word, people put up signs for Downloads.
Thank You For The Directions
This was a sign pointing towards a waterfall that was by the sea. However, the way that it was translated to English makes it seem as if it is asking people to jump into the sea.
The Garlic Mojo
The fruits and vegetables seem to have gotten together and found a way to exchange their mojo. The instructions are quite clear on the card.
The Off-Putting Mozzarella
The word that they wanted to write was assortment but since it was quite a long word, they decided to go with the shorter form which was not what they meant.
Please Choose One
This is either the fourth washroom or the fourth laundry room but they seem to have translated it in a way that makes it a multiple choice answer.
Diversity Is Important
The trash in this bin comes from all over the world since diversity is very important these days.
The Chicken Breath
We are pretty sure that this was meant to say Grilled Chicken Breast With Rice but the people who translated the menu messed up.
Please Decide Fast
This sign on the door should say ‘no entry’. This is no way to raise someone’s hopes with Entrance being the first word and then crushing their hopes by denying the entry.
8 AM To 12 AM
This restaurant considers the morning shift to be 16 hours long, since it is making the employees work from 8 AM to 12 AM. Also, why does the evening shift start from the ears of Morrocco?
This Spanish restaurant is serving Morro, which translates to nose. So, are they serving fried noses?
What If The Entrance Is Dirty?
What if there is poop smeared on the entrance of the toilet? Are you obligated to leave the toilet without flushing?
Resting Your Leg
Given the amount of urine on the sign, it seems like people are ignoring the message and putting their legs on the toilet seat when aiming for the sign with their pee.
The Royal Tombs And The Roofs
This was a sign outside a church that was meant to say that there were no tours for the cathedral and they could only go to the tombs and roofs during the Sunday Mass.
Choosing Your Accommodation
This menu is giving you the choice of a flat along with a salad, dessert and coffee, only for 27 €.
The Taj Mahal
Somebody named the Taj Mahal as the Goats Mosque and 2 people seemed to believe it and rated it 4 stars.