Water between

Language Log 2013-03-15

Summary:

This photograph was taken at the northern train station in Changchun, China:The sign reads: kāishuǐ jiān 开水间 ("water between").We recently encountered similar signs in "Opens the waterhouse; open water rooms", where the same kāishuǐ jiān 开水间 as here was translated as "open water rooms". Since we've already fully dissected that mistranslation and explained [...]

Link:

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=4517

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Tags:

language and culture lost in translation

Authors:

Victor Mair

Date tagged:

03/15/2013, 23:34

Date published:

03/15/2013, 19:38