Life in China 2016: A Picture A Day, August 7 – I am thankful when “Caution” signs in China have English translations, but I also enjoy seeing the fun translations :-) Caution is小心; the two characters are “xiăo xīn” or literally “ small heart,” but it means “pay attention” or “be careful.” Caution signs must be a difficult thing to translate because they frequently have interesting Chinglish translations. A typical warning sign you see says “Slip Carefully.” These ones pictured were a little different. The top one is a picture my husband took inside of a restaurant he often goes to near his work, so, although sometimes “Be Careful of Landslide” may be correct, and even neccessary, it’s not the case with this sign. It should read “Caution: Slippery Floor.” The second is one my daughter took at the zoo. It should read “Be Careful: Watch Your Step” or “Be Careful not to fall on the stairs.” I guess these are times that those universal little icons on signs come in handy!