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'I say to hell with it. If it can't be said in English, it ain't worth saying at all.'
'Since we invented language it has become so much easier to identify intruders on our territory.'
Unfortunately, the minister's little joke didn't translate well into Ukrainian.
Skyscraper/Tower of Babel
Tags:tower of babel, skyscraper, skyscrapers, human endeavour, building site, building sites, construction site, construction sites, human limitation, human limitations, arrogance, ambition, human ambition, architecture, architect, architects, language, languages, language divide, language barrier, human cooperation, empire state building, tower, towers, urban expansion, bible story, bible stories
'Shout louder Dear...he's a foreigner...'
So far the coaching exchange program was hitting a few snags.
'...Sir, can you please repeat you order. I can't understand.'
No... Clocks. DO YOU HAVE CLOCKS? It's a good thing Chuck raised his voice, because Pedro understood loud English.
"I can handle the 'Gobble,' but you're going to have to find someone else to translate the 'Dygook' part."
"Next year, let's go someplace where the locals resent the tourists in a language we don't understand."
Tags:language barrier, language barriers, local, locals, tourist, tourists, tourist attraction, tourist attractions, tourist trap, tourist traps, tourism, language, languages, holiday, holidays, vacation, vacations, vacationing, resentment, local economy, holidaymaker, holidaymakers, holiday-maker, holiday-makers, resenting, resentful, destination, destinations, local economy
"Monsieur has just ordered a vasectomy ... "
Tags:restaurants, ordering in french, french restaurant, menu, menus, language skill, language skills, language barrier, language barriers, waiter, server, servers, showing off, show off, show offs, french restaurants, dining, diners, waiters, ordered, vasectomy, menu, couples, medical procedure, medical procedures
"They're actually quite good company, once you overcome the language barrier..."
Tags:translators, translations, translation theory, lost in translation, language, linguist, linguists, translator, translating, language barrier, language barriers, languages, bengali, pashto, tajik, local dialect, local dialects, kazakh, english, diplomacy, diplomat, diplomats, diplomacy, communication, communications, communicating
"And my last boyfriend didn't work out because of the communication barrier." "He spoke another language?" "No he was an idiot."
"He doesn't speak English. Act out for him that he should take 2 pills and 3 pills alternate days for nine days, and then he should come back here."
'Excuse me, I need some help. Do you speak Tweet?'
'Sometimes, I think that men imagine us smarter than we really are...What on earth does that mean?...'
''How my year as an exchange student totally rocked thanks to my awesome pal Timmy Lowell' by Vladimir Brezskinov, translated from Russian by Timmy Lowell.'
"You can do business anywhere... as long as you can speak their menu."
Tags:business meal, businessmen, businessman, communication, communications, communicating, business meals, business lunch, business lunches, language barrier, language barriers, linguist, linguists, menu, menus, multicultural, global business, global businesses, international business, international businesses
Translator translates gestures
'In Antarctica we have 27 different words for 'hello'.'
'Bonjour, je m'appelle Henri, je suis Percheron.'
'Ici on parle Anglais'...'Ici on se rit de votre fran?ais.' ('We speak English here'...'We laugh at your French here')
'...may I suggest that you stick to the English version of the menu!' - Man accidently orders a turbo-charged wheel barrow with a flat tyre filled with nuclear waste.