Road signs in Shenzhen to be translated properly
Foreigners living in Shenzhen will be lending their hand in correcting wrongly translated road signs in a three month campaign. The campaign is an invitation by the city transport commission that will focus in changing poorly translated signs.
Traffic road signs found at expressways, highways, trunk roads located near Universiade venues, transport terminals and hotels. The campaign was launched after criticisms from public and city officials said that the wrong signs destroy the city’s image and misleads foreigners visiting or living in the city.
A lot of these poorly translated signs can be also be found in parks, checkpoints and government buildings. An international school teacher living in the city said it was a good idea and helpful to invite them in helping correct the signs especially those found in public areas. Beside finding poorly translated signs expatriates also suggested to put more English signs in public areas such as bus stations and metro railways.
Visitors said that poor translations can be found in places in Shenzhen, they sometimes can find out the meaning of the signs, and they also notice that only a few people are learning English in Shenzhen.