Chinglish 101

Last weekend, I finally found some of my Chinglish photo collections—after 3 years of looking for them! Yeah, that long. I’ve tried to search them in my 1TB time capsule but to no avail. I had to open ALL the photos I had taken in China (that’s 8 years of living there!) which took me quite a while. It turned out I didn’t change their digital filenames for easy access.

So, here’s Chinglish 101 (a.k.a. first batch) for you. Pardon their quality. I wasn’t a camwhore then when most of these photos were taken. 😉

Chinglish, by the way, is a coined word from Chinese + English. It’s a translation lost unintentionally.

Chinglish 101

The lean meat of sugar vinegar = sweet and sour pork.
Fry the belly slice = quick fry sliced pork belly.
Green pepper meat segment = stir fry pork with green pepper. 

Chinglish 101

Food from Dongbei / Food from the Northeast of China

Chinglish 101

Electric stove roast beef = grilled beef

Chinglish 101

Ancient Weap on Exhibition = Ancient Weapon Exhibition

Chinglish 101

Meet carefully = Mind your head

Chinglish 101

Obviously, the translation is: No Photography

Chinglish 101

Well, I guess, you know what to do. 

Chinglish in China

From a real estate brochure

Chinglish

I’m sure you know…. 🙂 

Chinglish

No burning of joss sticks
No photography and video recording

Chinese English

You get the idea. 😀

Chinese English

Read between the lines. 

Chinese English

Please Fety safety = 

Chinese English

Sign at the Great Wall of China

Chinese English

These stalactites formed like a prison, thus they call it Heave’s Prison.
Inside a cave in Liaoning Province

Chinese EnglishThe precious stove for immortal pills
(inside a cave in Liaoning province) 

Chinese English

Not bad. Hope you won’t get lost. 

Chinese English

To protect the environment, get yourself started. 

Chinese English

The Pause Serve = Temporarily out of service

More to come. I have around 60 Chinglish photos to share. 🙂

1 Comment

  • I have a couple of these, too. But, you more than 60? That must have been many years in China!

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