Saturday, April 14, 2012

Desventuras en español

A friend, who was planning to be out of town, wanted to leave the following message for the housekeeper:

If you have time, could you clean the back patio. It's not necessary to wash the sheets this week.

Since the housekeeper had limited English, she decided to leave the message in Spanish, which, with a bit of help from Google Translate became:

Si tienes tiempo, podria limpiar el patio trasero. No es necesario [lavar*] las hojas de esta semana.

Not sure what the housekeeper made of this, but Google put it back into English as:

If you have time, could you clean the back yard? It is not necessary to wash the leaves this week.
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