Just ran across this sign this weekend, waiting outside an Asian market. This is a quick Quick Quiz with only 6 words on the sign. In case the paint makes it hard for you to read on the bottom the sign reads “Watch Your Step! Mire….los escalones.” So, what’s wrong with this basic Spanish mistake translation?
Here comes the answer…
The Spanish translation actually means “Look….the steps” which is humorous because by the time you Look…wait for the ellipses…and see the steps, you’ve already tripped over them.
A much better translation would be “Cuidado con los escalones.” What other possible translations can you come up with?
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