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Lost in Translation: Funny Signs in Asia

When two languages come together that have almost nothing in common, it’s easy for things to get lost in translation. Luckily for us, when translations between English and Asian languages go wrong, the end result can often be pretty entertaining.

Asia Society invites you to send in your photos of the funniest translations gone wrong. The photos can be of signs, T-shirts, or anywhere you see an amusing, strange, or an outright hilarious disconnect between something written in an Asian language and its English translation (or vice versa!)

Join our Flickr Group Pool and submit your photos now! And remember to check back regularly to see what your fellow travelers have submitted. Selected photos will be featured here on AsiaSociey.org.