People Are Sharing Hilarious Literal Translations, And Here Are 30 Of The Best Ones

People Are Sharing Hilarious Literal Translations, And Here Are 30 Of The Best Ones

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Learning a new language is challenging. However, it’s just as rewarding. I mean, having the ability to interact with someone who grew up in a a completely different environment? Juk tai nuostabu. And the lessons aren’t just a painstaking grind. They’re full of fun things as well. One of them is literal translations, the “word-for-word” translations that tend to drift away from the sense of the original word on sentence. One of the members of the Facebook group Monolinguals are the worst has urged others to share the funniest literal translations they know, and, believe me, they delivered. Scroll down to check out these linguistic gems and upvote your favorites!
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