Have no the adult the child that look after with the old man prohibition against the next sea swimming

A set of rules on a Chinese beach, photographed by my dad, November 2005.

  • Jason Turim 10y

    you win many engrish its too good thank baby
  • john maguire 10y

    you've been boingboinged, by the way
  • allenu 10y

  • Ming Xia 10y

    Great! Please consider adding to Flickr pool Chinglish www.flickr.com/groups/chinglish/
  • Gail Edwin Aguiar 10y

    Whoa, getting BoingBoinged must've spiked your photostream views, too:

  • Alicia Wong 10y

    Haha...what an "accurate" translation from Chinese to English...
  • Desiree S 9y

    Bwahahaha this is great. Made me laugh while sitting here alone. Someone in another room asked if I was ok. Agreed: You have no chance to survive, make your time!
  • Pepin Lachance 9y

    I think the intentions of the sign were pretty clear all in all, even if it was poorly translated at least they made the effort.
  • Erwin Heiser 9y

    As a professional translator myself, this just goes to show just how underrated this job is, the budget never stretches to include a pro translator...I've seen these kinds of signs in many other languages as well
  • Chiva Congelado 9y

    The funniest part is that I actually understood what it meant, and I've never learned Chinese. =)
  • Jesper Voetmann Mikkelsen 9y

    ROFL! Instant fav!
  • Icefield 9y

    下海游泳=Next sea swmming...
  • Bill Adler 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 1-2-3 Signs, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • Hallie Corson 8y


    All your base are belong to us!!!
  • EdavidC 7y

    wine empress?
  • mangosteen queen 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Bad translations -- mauvaises traductions -- traduzioni brutte, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • NateVenture 6y

    This is ENGRISH!
  • lopez4949™ lopez4949™ 6y

    it gave me a headache. i will forever be bewildered.-lopez4949
  • Hallie Corson 6y

    Ha ha! I put "Have no the adult the child that look after with the old man prohibition against the next sea swimming" into the translator at translate.google.com and had it translated into Chinese and then had the Chinese translated back into English, and this is what came out: "There is no adult to take care of children and the elderly to swim against the sea to the future"! Sounds like the caption to a very surreal dream or maybe to a Salvador Dali painting!
  • HR1124 5y

    the translation is awful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Taken on November 27, 2005
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