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mistranslation of sign belongings

Last updated on November 22nd, 2017 at 03:40 pm

This warning sign depicts a thief taking someone’s luggage.  However, the Spanish translation and English translation are advising two very different things to travelers.

mistranslation of sign belongings

The sign tells Spanish speakers to watch their belongings and English speakers to take good care of “his” belongings.

Jackie Ruffolo
Jackie Ruffolo
Jackie was born in Venezuela and has a BS in computer engineering. As President of JR Language, she spends time researching new technology and productivity tools for the Company. She holds a certificate of Localization and Project Management- Localization. Through her many years of experience working in multilingual corporate environments, she understands firsthand the value of bridging language barriers in creating smooth communication that allows for productive and happy work environments. She is fluent in Spanish and English, and is a frequent contributor to both our English and Spanish blogs. 20 Years of experience in marketing Jackie loves nature and to be outdoors.