The Funniest Examples of Translation Gone Wrong

Translation tends to sound easier than it is. People often think that it’s just a matter of replacing each source word with the corresponding translated word, and then you’re done.

Unfortunately, translation is much more complicated than that. There can be multiple ways — sometimes dozens — of saying the same thing in another language. Add to that things like syntax, grammar, colloquialisms, and any other number of examples of linguistic nuance, and the potential for mistakes is huge.

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