We all know that sometimes when subbing some things get lost in translation, Viki even made a blog about that here. Of course it doesn’t only happen with subs but also with other things, like in stores where they want to give an English translation for tourists or when someone is just learning the language and says things in a wrong order etc.
For example in Dunglish, literal translation of English in the Dutch word order:
Heb je een leuke dag gehad vandaag? (Dutch)
Have you one nice day had today? (Dunglish)
Did you have a nice day today? (English)
Or what do you think of this one (Pic taken from MTTCW) :
No way I’m taking this taxi! And I think others who also don’t understand the other 2 languages won’t either.
Do you have any examples of mistranslations? Can be subs, something in a store or maybe yesterday a tourist asked you something in a very strange English or other language etc. (Please also explain why it is wrong or give a good English translation when needed/possible)