The Direction of Companion Mind

Here is another terrible machine translation. While it shouldn’t be terribly difficult to understand that the sign is trying to relay some basic information in case of an emergency, the English is very convoluted. The original Japanese script reads as: REQUEST FOR COOPERATION. If you see the emergency lights or hear the alarm, we ask you to join the rescue operation. Call us through the emergency telephone device nearby. While this isn’t the most natural of English phrases, the translation does provide some basic instruction. Which is something that this mistranslation is missing. Next time, ask a professional to translate your signs.

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