Sunday, May 15, 2016

Foreign language confusion

I have been fortunate to travel to many countries and still enjoy the excitement of new discoveries in foreign lands. Nothing is more indicative of a country than its way of communication through its language. It is impossible for me to learn the language of every country I visit, so a few words are picked up here and there, polite formalities and the all important word for 'toilet'.
In Vietnam there is a bombardment of signage on the streets advertising all manner of items. Some are easy to read and interpret especially when a picture or English translation is attached.
Others are just a guessing game.
Accompanied by graphic illustrations.
And just because!

1 comment:

  1. Love the foreign language element! "Lost in translation...."