Have an emergency?

Have an emergency?

posted on 25 Jul 2012 in Chinglish, Signs

Photo courtesy of Nakai SZH.
Found in Beijing, China. 

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Algernon
Algernon
10 years ago

Its just a one stop shop.

DrLex
DrLex
10 years ago

I am armed! I have a Chinese and I am not afraid to use it.

jjhitt
jjhitt
10 years ago

I’m not sure what it is, but it’s to the left.

krysto4
krysto4
10 years ago

Use the Hospital Force, Luke…

Seventy2rd o clock
Seventy2rd o clock
10 years ago

Hospital Force: to hurt and heal people at the same time!

jjhitt
jjhitt
10 years ago

Kansas of Road Brick Yellow Follow, Anymore.

Seventy2rd o clock
Seventy2rd o clock
10 years ago

I wonder what this People’s Chinese really translates to…

DrLex
DrLex
10 years ago

What it actually says is something like “Beijing armed police city corps hospital”.

gd
gd
10 years ago

The Chinese characters are in right to left reading order. For translation, first put them in the ordinary left to right order. Then translate. Then put the translation in reverse order. The English words are now also in right to left order! If the last step had been skipped, it would be a normal translation: “Chinese People’s Armed Police Force Hospital of Beijing”.

gd2
gd2
10 years ago

wujing beijing-shi zongdai yiyuan

Droll not Troll
Droll not Troll
10 years ago

I tried to order some Beijing of Hospital Force Police Armed People’s Chinese but they said they don’t do takeaway.

Pectolatra
Pectolatra
10 years ago

The hospital is to the left. Just be careful with the armed people on the way. Actually, you will certainly need a hospital when you get there.

Droll not Troll
Droll not Troll
10 years ago

If you had bad surgery and you’d like it reversed then this is the place you need!

Droll not Troll
Droll not Troll
10 years ago

@gd: So does this mean the hospital is actually to the right? 😛

coffeebot
10 years ago

I forgot… should I be applying a bandaid or a bullet…

Seventy2rd o clock
Seventy2rd o clock
10 years ago

Police armed people’s Chinese. Restaurants armed people’s Engrish!

jjhitt
jjhitt
10 years ago

I think it’s interesting they have a hospital just for policemen’s arms.

Sparky
Sparky
10 years ago

What about the police with no arms? Where do they go?

SF
SF
10 years ago

It’s not Engrish, it’s reverse Porish notation.

Peter Chan
Peter Chan
10 years ago

!! God my Oh

Nonsuch Ned
Nonsuch Ned
10 years ago

Oh sure, you tell me it should be read from right to left, but “Esenihc S’eleoep Demra Ecilop Ecrof Latipsoh fo Gnijieb” is even more confusing!

RT
RT
10 years ago

in other words, this is where captain planet is… because WHEN OUR FORCES COMBINE…

jjhitt
jjhitt
10 years ago

@Sparky Policemen with no arms really need a hand.

KBurchfiel
KBurchfiel
10 years ago

(If you already figured it out you can vote down this comment, but . . . )

It’s backwards! The sign seemed strange because the characters for Beijing seemed to be reversed (literally “Capital North” instead of “North Capital”.) And then when I read the English from right to left, it all made sense.

Droll not Troll
Droll not Troll
10 years ago

If they tell you that you need a shot, make sure of what they really mean.

Lollerskate
Lollerskate
10 years ago

Is this a chinese news column?

faulty wiring
faulty wiring
10 years ago

me Help! leg my I broke!

Marum
Marum
10 years ago

Kneecapins our speciality.

Marum
Marum
10 years ago

Six packs installed by appointment.

DrLex
DrLex
10 years ago

@KBurchfiel: It is not unusual for Chinese text to be written from right to left. For English however…

Herro Kritty
Herro Kritty
10 years ago

Order of out are words the.

Biff the Understudy
Biff the Understudy
10 years ago

I had to go to the hospital for an attack of acute dyslexia after reading the sign.

slipstick
slipstick
10 years ago

Right next to Hong-Kong Allied Defence Toolshed Facilities Cafe

TheUnknown
TheUnknown
10 years ago

@Nonsuch Ned: Now you’ve translated it to latin

Wile E. Coyote Super Genius

Um … on second thought, maybe my leg isn’t broken. I’ll just stop at the drugstore for some Tylenol.

iLock
iLock
10 years ago

Mind of Confusion Reading When Sign My Hurts Head

tadchem
tadchem
10 years ago

backwards it read you when sense perfect makes it.

coffeebot
9 years ago

If you don’t have an injury you can get one

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