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Finland is a bilingual country

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January 20, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/DogePamyuPamyu

Lol did you take this or find this picture? XD

I saw a picture of a package being sold in stores that was supposed to say "France / Francais / Frances" but instead it just said "French french french" lol. Translation fails are the best... I hear in Mexico at many restaurants the menus and makeshift signs are extremely funny translations. XD

China also has flawless translations on their signs.

January 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MarkBorkBorkBork

Found it floating about the interwebs :)

January 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HappyEvilSlosh

Have you heard of hanzi smatter? "dedicated to the misuse of chinese characters in western culture".

January 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MissMuse

I'm relatively new to learning Swedish; do all those sentences say "Same in Swedish"?

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MarkBorkBorkBork

Yes :)

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MissMuse

Oh my god, that is so wonderfully ridiculous! :D

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Naylor1993

Ha! I was watching a programme the other day that was set in Spain and there was a sign which read:

LA FOTOGRAPHIA NO ESTA PERMITIDO

Close, but I expected better from the BBC.

January 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

Maybe the ban on photography is only temporary?

January 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Naylor1993

Still, they spelt fotografia wrong.

January 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Outsa

I can understand the mistakes that brought that plackard into being, but that it was delivered to the hospital, not to mention put up...

January 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Utnapis

I'm a Finn, and although Finland's status as a bilingual country is merely official, not real (except in relation to Finnish and English among the young people), I can assure you that there is no way this picture could be from a real hospital in Finland. It's just not even remotely thinkable.

I'm sure the real origin is Photoshop in the hands of someone, who wanted to make some sort of a language-political statement.

January 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/rachael.cr3

What's fun is going to the movies in Finland, the foreign movies have double subtitles :) At least in Helsinki

January 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RichardWal211702

This one was a classic also http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7702913.stm

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