What!? A Translation Quiz
Lovers of bizarre things, eat your heart out here! Can you tell what the mottos, slogans and brand names are when translated in different languages? 10 Questions.
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Coco Cola, at first, was translated into Chinese as 'Ke- kou- ke- la', which means what dependent on the dialect?
'Bite the wax tadpole', or 'female horse stuffed with wax'
'Sugary teeth plague', or ' lick the grimy window'
'Bathe daily in urine', or 'chew the fur of the dog'
'Curdling pig milk; drink up!', or 'See that mouldy pizza?'
The Italian mineral water 'traficante' means what when translated into Spanish?
Ford had a translation problem with their Fiera, because in Latin American countries 'Fiera' means what?
'Ugly old woman'
Nissan launched the 'Moco' before they found out it translated into Spanish as what?
Pepsi Cola had the slogan 'Come alive with the Pepsi generation' which was what when translated into Chinese?
'Drinking pepsi is like drinking acid- it kills you'
'Pepsi brings your ancestors back from the grave'
'Pepsi helps cure the fatally ill'
'Drink Pepsi and you will be transported to a colourful galaxy'
Plessey and GEC had a joint company in France called GPT. When this is pronounced in French, it comes out like Jay- Pay- Tay which means what?
'I have passed gas'
'I have let a fart slip. Please excuse me'
'I have farted'
'Whoops. I have cut the cheese'
KFC's 'finger- lickin' good' slogan was translated into Chinese as what?
'Lick your toe cheese'
'Chew your nails'
'Devour your digits'
'Eat your fingers off'
The German hardware store chain Gotzen opened a mall in Turkey but decided to change the store name because got means what in Turkish?
'Jolly Green Giant' means what when translated into Arabic?
'Intimidating green ogre'
'Large green beast'
'Scary hairy man'
'Gigantic corn fool'
Bacardi released a drink which they called 'Pavian' but, alas, it meant what in German?
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