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I’m lovin’ it …

Posted on: 14/12/2009

The sign for a McDonald’s in the Guangzhou (Canton) Airport:

The English slogan, “i’m lovin’ it,” is followed by the standard Chinese version:  “WO3 JIU4 XI3HUAN1 我就喜歡 (“I just love [it]).”  To the right of the arches and the slogan, the sign gives directions for how to get there:  “Go out at gate 9; walk forward, turn left, 100 meters (not “100 rice” for “100 MI3 米,” though I have seen such translations on Chinglish signs), at gate 5 (next to the WC).”

Source: http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1954

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