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LANGUAGE

COMMUNICATION
Philosophical crimes
Your virtues may also be at risk.
Location: Guangdong Province, China
Menu madness
Location: restaurant in Beijing
CHINGLISH
SPANGLISH
HINGLISH
Portenglish?????
VOCABULARY (1)
• To get at –

• To mistranslate -

• Crucial –
VOCABULARY (1)
• To get at – imply

• To mistranslate -

• Crucial –
VOCABULARY (1)
• To get at – imply

• To mistranslate - change from


one language to another wrongly

• Crucial –
VOCABULARY (1)
• To get at – imply

• To mistranslate - change from


one language to another wrongly

• Crucial –impossible to do
without; vitally important
Keep valuables snugly

Beware of people
pressed close to you
designedly

Please leave your


values at the front
desk
Keep valuables close to
you
Keep valuables close to
you

Beware of people pressed


close to you with intention
Keep valuables close to
you

Beware of people pressed


close to you with intention

Please leave your


valuables at the front desk
What can mistranslation
be blamed on?
What can mistranslation be
blamed on?
Bad Automatic
translation
These words do not collocate.

do not go naturally together.


VOCABULARY (2)
• Go the wrong way round –

• surreal –
VOCABULARY (2)
• Go the wrong way round –
opposite to how it should be,
incorrectly

• surreal – very strange, weird,


bizarre,
bump your
Please
head carefully

If you are stolen,


call the police
be careful
Please
not to hit your
head
be careful
Please
not to hit your
head

If you ARE
ROBBED, call the
police
PORTENGLISH
My final NOTE was lower
than I expected

our representation
was good.
My final MARK/GRADE
was lower than I expected

our PERFORMANCE
was good.