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Did Yoda translate this sign?Who knew that Yoda was in the business of translating from French to German?

The translation detectives at the Übersetzungsfehler blog found this sign at the Rhine-Rhône Canal near Montbéliard, France. "Roulez lentement" means "Drive slowly". The German translation, however, is incomprehensible in a Yoda type of way and would be cute if it might not lead to traffic jams and worse among the drifting house boats.

So, there you have it: Reason number 1,472 to hire a professional translator for your high-visibility signs.

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  1. cgtradmed said...
    What does it mean literally in German ?
    Andres Heuberger said...
    Literally: "slowly you roll"

    Cute, but again, just wrong enough to make me wonder: Would a German speaker actually slow down?

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