Lost in Translation

English is hard. As teachers of English language learners, we are faced with that fact daily. Though we will argue that Vietnamese is harder to learn (7 tones!), we understand the plight of our students.

While traveling through Japan, we saw more English signs than we do in HCMC. Most of these signs had us bent double laughing and we decided we had to share them with all of you.

This one was posted on a set of trash cans. Maybe they meant “Don’t put an empty can in the garbage” in order to promote recycling?


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