Even after living in Taiwan for three years, I still find myself amused at Chinese street names. Ham-fistedly translating them word for word into English yields amusing results. Here are some of my favorite Chinese street names:
|麗水街||lìshuĭjiē||Beauty Water Street|
|博愛路||bóàilù||Brotherly Love Road|
|中山路||zhōngshānlù||Middle Mountain Road|
|建國路||jiànguólù||Establish Nation Road|
|市民大道||shìmíndàdào||City People Boulevard|
That’s right. In hundreds of years, 永康街 has never gotten a cold… not even once. There’s never a war on 和平路, and you’d better stay the heck off of 市民大道, because it’s just for city people. Amusing street names abound.