Dangerous entrance

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Photo taken by Ori Tavor in Beijing at the Bank of China next to Hepingmen subway station:

No problem with the sign at the top.

The sign at the bottom, however, is another matter.  The Chinese says:

xiǎoxīn jǐshāng 小心挤伤
("be careful [not] to get crushed / squeezed / bruised", lit., "squeezed [so as to be] injured")

If you proceed cautiously, you might make it through intact.


  1. richardelguru said,

    October 8, 2018 @ 5:33 am

    In my experience it can be rather nice to be carefully squeezed (though I admit it does depend on who is doing it).

  2. FictionIsntReal said,

    October 8, 2018 @ 2:52 pm

    Temple Grandin would agree with richarddelguru, as she built a squeezing machine inspired by one she saw used on cattle during inoculations.

  3. Mind Translator said,

    October 10, 2018 @ 6:04 am

    If "Carefully Squeeze" isn't something you care about, how about "Gracefully Slide"? :-)

    I quite often see some similar English signs saying "Gracefully Slide" or "Carefully Slip" in the hotel bathrooms in China. Any idea what those are about? Simply, it's referring the "Wet Floor" and is minding you that the floor could be slippery.

    Well, be it carefully squeeze or gracefully slide, the scences in my mind are quite vivid. Very interesting "translation". :-)

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