View Full Version : Completely lost in online translation - This is funny!

Captain Scarf
12-06-2007, 01:59 AM
Here's a fun game.

Type a phrase into an internet translation program, turn it into another language. Copy the result and translate it back into English.

For example:

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a wife.
However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered the rightful property of someone or other of their daughters.
"My dear Mr. Bennet," said his lady to him one day, "have you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last?"
Mr. Bennet replied that he had not.

Translated into Danish and back results in:

It is a truth general acknowledged , that a single man to taking to a extensive the destiny shall miss a housewife. However little friend the feelings or views to such a man can være after his ultimate entering a neighborhood , current truth is consequently carry fixed to the home to the neighbouring families , that he is well considered the legitimate properties to anyone or duck to their daughter. " me dear Mr. Bennet , " said his lady to themselves some day , " have you consulted that Netherfield Orchard is cause final? " mr Bennet replied that he getting no.

Simple Living
12-06-2007, 02:43 AM
I've actually done this before. The results can be pretty funny. It just goes to show that language translating isn't literal, word for word.

John 3:16 in English

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16 in French and back to English

For God thus liked the world which it gave to its and only wire, that that that which believes in him will not perish but will have the eternal life.

John 3:16 in Japanese and back to English

So, eternal life does not die the world he giving that unique son because of the God which is loved, depending upon that anyone believes him and/or passes.

John 3:16 in German and back to English

For God loved so the world, which it gave its and only to son, which, which does not die more whoever to it however has eternal life believes.

12-06-2007, 04:44 AM
Hey! That first bit was from Pride and Prejudice! Yayness!