Benvenuti a Vienna!

When a foreigner enter VIE International Airport´s train station is welcomed by this ÖBB information poster, containing useful informations translated in 4 languages:

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The italian to english translation of that is the following:

“If you want to go with the urban subway (S-Bahn 7) from the airport to Vienna or from your “Vienna Card”, but to buy and stamp also one tickets for a sub-urban zone (ticket dispenser are in the stations). THANGS! (they wrote “Gracie” instead of “Grazie”)

What do you think? Do they translated that with Google Translator?

5 Comments so far

  1. Don (unregistered) on February 1st, 2006 @ 7:26 pm

    It might have been a mix between babelfish and a really poor understanding of the languages by the translator. It was probably the one guy in the ÖBB office who happened to act like he knew all the languages. Probably saved a bit of cash too. Still, it’s bad! Look at the french-english literally:

    “Very important: If you use the urban train, the S-Bahn (line S7) between the airport and Vienna or in the opposite direction, you must, in addition to your “Special Vienna Ticket”, buy a ticket for a suburban section and have it punched. Distributor of tickets in the stations. Thanks!

    It’s good they remind you to punch/cancel your ticket, otherwise everyone would play the role of uninformed tourist and ride four times a day on one fresh ticket :)


  2. daniela (unregistered) on February 1st, 2006 @ 8:16 pm

    Umberto, do you really think someone at the ÖBB knows what google is? ;)


  3. Ben (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2006 @ 4:54 am

    It’s less expensive to play the role of uninformed American Tourist and ride everywhere for free.


  4. sam (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2006 @ 8:58 am

    i smell altavista


  5. umberto (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2006 @ 10:04 am

    Don: in the french translation you can at least get the meaning…

    Daniela: you mean I overrated them? :)

    Ben: that´s an idea. But how much tolerant are the öbb cops?

    Sam: well, yes you´re right… the good old babelfish



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