Sunday, March 11, 2007

Reading signs # 2

This sign for the Yue-xi business Hotel is a bit confusing.

As far as I can tell they have written the name back to front. If it was written as 喜悅 xi3 yue4 then it would mean "Joy".

The rest of the sign is 商務 shang1 wu4 "commercial business" 飯店 fan4 dian4 "motel". Meaning this is a motel for business travellers, with a business centre including a computer, fax etc.


Anonymous said...

How comes that the first line is read from right to left, the second one from left to right?
Is it often like that?

12:48 PM  

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