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Friday Funnies – Mistranslations We Love

Welcome to Friday Funnies – where we find humour in mistranslations from around the world. These ones made us laugh out loud. Enjoy! East African newspaper: “A new swimming pool is rapidly taking shape since the contractors have thrown in the bulk of their workers.” Sign in front of a rock garden in the Forbidden…

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Bridging the Cultural Divide

At AZ World, our translators bridge the language divide around the world. Their translations also bridge the cultural divide. Our translators speak different languages and come from different cultures. Their cultural awareness allows them to translate so much more than words. They translate ideas and meanings. Sometimes there are no direct replacements for certain words…

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Happy Mother’s Day

On Mother’s Day, we show appreciation towards mothers and mother figures. We celebrate on different days around the world. In Canada, the Unites States and Australia, we celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May. On May 8, many of us will express our gratitude towards mothers, step-mothers, mothers-in-law, and other mother figures. The…

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Celebrating Earth Day

Each year on April 22, more than a billion people celebrate Earth Day. Around the globe, people participate in activities like picking up litter, planting trees, going meat-free, walking or riding their bikes or shopping at a local farmer’s market. It’s a day to renew our commitment to helping preserve and protect our planet. So…

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Good Friday Funnies – Watch what you order!

Many Easter celebrations this weekend will include gathering with friends or family for a meal. For this Good Friday Funnies, we found some great dinner-themed mistranslations from menus around the world. If you go out to eat this weekend, watch what you order! “Boiled cabbage farmers” “Chicken sandwich with french friend” “Pizza, sandwitch or bugger”…