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Chinglish: Found in Translation
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Chinglish: Found in Translation

by Oliver Lutz Radtke
 

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Chinglish offers a humorous and insightful look at misuses of the English language in Chinese street signs, products, and advertising. A long-standing favorite of English speaking tourists and visitors, Chinglish is now quickly becoming a culture relic: in preparation for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, the Chinese government was determined to wipe out

Overview

Chinglish offers a humorous and insightful look at misuses of the English language in Chinese street signs, products, and advertising. A long-standing favorite of English speaking tourists and visitors, Chinglish is now quickly becoming a culture relic: in preparation for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, the Chinese government was determined to wipe out incorrect English usage.

Editorial Reviews

Daily Mail (London)
“As China opens up to tourism, more and more signs have to be translated into English. But as these hilarious examples prove, something is usually lost in the translation.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423603351
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
08/08/2007
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
603,902
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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Language and thinking are closely intertwined. This book provides the reader the opportunity to explore the Chinese mind, their language and creativity. It serves as an interesting and insightful guide not only for translators, students, and teachers of Chinese but also for anyone involved in the discovery of a foreign language.

Meet the Author

Oliver Lutz Radtke works as a television news producer in Singapore.

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