What Signs Really Communicate

During a recent trip to China, I used trains as one of my main means of transportation. Some were to travel a long distance, some were in the subway, and some were just to move you from one area of the airport to another. All of the trains were full of signs, and I...

Curious Signs

During a recent trip to China, I came across something that really caught my eye. When I first started going to China, some of the English translations I would see on signs were pretty funny. I must give credit to the translators, because they have really improved in...

Shanghai Signage

There is something that international travelers have come to anticipate and enjoy, and that is how signs are used and translated.  Some signs are humorous because the words chosen are very flowery and show a great vocabulary, but most native speakers wouldn’t have...