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Updated by Dorin Gherman on Oct 23, 2014
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Literal translation for things

Posts and pictures with country names or simple things translated word-for-word from other languages

Opposite Ocean: Learning Dutch is 'silly'

Maybe when you read the title of this post you thought I was going to go on about how silly it is to learn a language that so few people speak and that is not so useful outside of the Low Countries.

Here's A Map Of European Countries With Literal Translations Of Their Chinese Names

This is not a serious translation by any means - I've translated the names in a pedantic, literal way, character-by-character, which wouldn't make sense to most Chinese people. I don't want to make fun of Chinese people or the Chinese language, it's just a funny way for me to remember the names of countries as I learn the language.

Illustration | Laura Frame Illustration

Illustrations of words that have been translated literally into English.

Stand Still. Stay Silent - webcomic, page 196

Page 196 of the webcomic 'Stand Still. Stay Silent'