I came across the following email that one of my Korean ESL (English as a second language) students sent me a couple of years ago. I’m no detective but I am going to go ahead and assume that she used the services of Google Translate.
(Normally I would not share something that a student wrote but I think that this particular letter is safe to show without revealing any of her feelings, or meaning in general.)
It is a presentation car. It is not small it puts out and total it is strong? I am putting out am not small by all means. It reads the recent following book frequently. Holds also the lost chance Ilg Uss nine bedspread.
The now reads red head Aen, ^. There is a library in the school and a possibility of borrowing there is. Report it wanted and. the reel Republic of Ghana it came plentifully fun it was, to my dream and ^! .
The eagle the difficult portion translate. The toe of Germany khyo as the hotel knows? lwu The urban recent toe khyo it likes the member who is Bill of the hotel very. Search try in the once Internet And I like the player who is five copper of Japan.
Be good and be good and learn to know the thing, it became.
Oh! There is a motion picture which it wants recommending. Of sound myu Jig truth in good motion picture bedspread. In the degr! ee where I will be impressed the bedspread ^.
The letter is long too much but gain and loss do as a favor. The bedspread where the end which it wants doing helps Manh Ass too much; . Reel! I a plentifully is good day from the school. It was like that and I one bitter cold was sad very.
But now it reads the book it appears to be improving. Hu Oh khim the place gun it will buy and with El len the singer to roll up it will carry on shoulder and with to read a talk me when Hus Doe lived, the thought listened to a life.
Cries from before the like that the next absoluteness different person Naha which the fool same act inside percentage well! the bedspread.
Absolutely! I am collecting the money now. It collects even in the bankbook and it collects even in the piggy bank. It collects and next year it is but cotton 600000 playing tour it is gone round and it appears.
Finally also the mail sweeping bedspread ^ reply to send ~ report it will want certainly, well! the bedspread. The presentation car it raises.
This is probably how I sounded when trying to speak Korean. Anyone have any funny lost in translation moments to share? Any Google Translate disasters?