Some of my favorite Korean signs

English is difficult. Everyone knows that. None more so than the people who have spent their whole lives speaking it. Sometimes this difficulty however rewards us with some of the greatest moments of being lost in translation. As a traveler, one of my most cherished treasures is the sings that Tawny and I encounter as we make our way around the globe. Here are a few of the best from Korea, a land renowned for its ingenious translations.

lost in translation“Because really, at it’s core, isn’t that what it is?”

horrible translations

“Isn’t all sand organic?”

hilarious translations“The food isn’t great, but the room is free for the next 5 to 10.”

Korean signs translate poorly

“Actually, this is pretty much perfect.”

terrible translations

“I found this gem on the exterior of a coffee shop. I don’t remember this one from the Peanuts column.”

bad translations“Once you start down that road, there’s no turning back.”

great Korean signs

“C’mon, you know that you’ve always wanted to know what she looked like behind the logo.”

terrible translations“That seems just rude.”

The best Asian translations“The best part of this one is that it’s the name of a Love Motel, a motel specifically made for married couples to get away and enjoy some alone time…”

6454_532726719670_1964353_n“Are you getting jresh with me?”

What’s your favorite signs you’ve seen while traveling?


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  1. Simon
    November 27, 2013 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    Haha, I love it! Especially the kid that’s amazed by the organic sand! I enjoy taking these types of photos when I’m travelling, too.
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  2. Jeff
    November 29, 2013 at 8:12 am - Reply

    So hilarious. I wonder how you can get that naughty graffiti on a restaurant, sooo weird.
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  3. Hogga
    December 3, 2013 at 8:54 am - Reply

    i love it when they use swear words
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  4. Jade Adele
    December 11, 2013 at 6:14 am - Reply

    why yes, thank you, I DID always wonder what she looked like from the other side. 😉
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