Some Humor for Your Day

5 Very Literal Translations from March/April 2023 issue of Reader’s Digest

Papier vampier (Afrikaans)

Translation” “paper vampire”

What we call it: Stapler

Bergmal (Icelandic)

Translation: “rock language”

What we call it: Echo

Schagzeug (German)

Translation: “Hit Stuff’

What we call it: drums

Gavisti (Sanskrit)

Translation: “desire for cattle”

What we call it: War

Nui zai ku (Mandarin)

Translation: “cowboy pants”

What we call it: Jeans


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