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Top ten: funniest English translations in Italy

Top ten: funniest English translations in Italy
We can only assume this is a mistranslation of the Italian verb "molestare", meaning "to bother" in English. Photo: Jeff Dlouhy/Flickr
It's kind when Italians translate menus and signs into English for the benefit of us Anglos, but the result is sometimes hilarious. We've gathered a collection of photos of the most amusing translations.

Ever been to a restaurant and ordered the fish "in crazy water"? Or been accusing of "molesting" animals at a castle?

If so then you've likely come across some of Italy's weirdest translations of English.

English translations are increasingly seen in Italy, but the occasional mistranslation inevitably slips through and is snapped by a visitor.

We've collected some of the funniest ones in the gallery below; feel free to email us at [email protected] with any additional photos you'd like to see published by The Local.

IN PICTURES: The funniest English translations in Italy

Translation photo by Sophie Inge

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