Learn some racy Chinese Bar Etiquette with the Simpsons

There are a few bars in Shanghai that all have 'Windows' in the name. They tend to attract Westerners and along with Westerners, come concerns.  

 

They have posted some signs outside of their bars using characters from The Simpsons. I snapped a few photos because they have fun vocabulary for us to learn.

Mandarin translations provided by our amazing StudyMoreChinese friend Zhang Wenzhuo.

 

Here's the first, 'No Prostitution'.

 

不准卖淫嫖娼 bù zhǔn mài yín piáo chāng
"卖淫" is women's bad behavior, “嫖娼”is men's bad behavior!

 

The next ones you will probably have to click the image to expand & zoom in.  I'll leave it up to you to invent a story that goes with the No Drugs photo. 


No Fighting!

不准打架 bù zhǔn dǎ jià

(不准=no, fighting=打架)

No Gambling!

不准赌博 bù zhǔn dǔ bó (赌博=gambling)

No Drugs

不准吸毒 bù zhǔn xī dú (吸毒=take drugs, here no drugs=不准吸毒


Don't Drink and Drive

请勿酒后驾车

qǐng wù jǐu hòu jià chē

(请勿=don't)

Pls don't smoke inside

请勿在里边吸烟

qǐng wù zài lǐ biān xī yān

(在里边=inside,吸烟=smoke)

Know your limit

请勿过度饮酒

qǐng wù guò dù yǐn jǐu

 

The last one we're not entirely sure about translation but it works anyway. Translates like qǐng wù (please do not) guò dù (excessive; over-; excess; going too far) yǐn jǐu (to drink wine).


There, you are now equipped to ignore all of these instructions and have one hell of a night. Enjoy!


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