¿Dónde están mis pantalones?

Funny English on t-shirts is the norm in Shanghai, but I rarely see anything in Spanish (especially comprehensible Spanish). So I had to share this one, which gave me a chuckle:

Amusing shirt

Translation: “Where are my pants?”

I didn’t intentionally leave the girl’s lower half out of the photo, but yes, she actually was wearing pants.


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. Please host your pictures at a site which isn’t blocked in China!

  2. ¡Qué chica más golfa!

  3. Liuzhou Laowai,

    Honestly, I don’t even know or remember if Flickr is still blocked since I started using the Firefox plugin. I recommend you do the same!

    I do wonder, though, if it’s possible to do a mod_rewrite workaround for my whole site…

    Whatever the case, I’m sticking with Flickr, though.

  4. the flickr thing is particularly annoying if you’re constricted to using internet cafes…

  5. funny spanish 😀

  6. I think the firefox plugin site is blocked in China now. I bought a new computer and needed to re-install it but no luck when I went to the site. This last batch of blockings has been particularly annoying.

    Anyway, in regards to the picture, just because she was wearing pants doesn’t mean those were the ones the shirt was talking about. You should have helped her out. It’s a scary thing when you can’t find your pants.

  7. The plug-in works beautifully, and for the record Flickr images still do not display in China. The download is so fast, though, that even at Internet cafe I usually get the plug-in if I plan to stay longer than an hour.

  8. Haha I love the last sentence of your entry.

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  11. I bought a ring in Yanji (Jilin Province) that had the entire Our Father in Spanish (Padre Nuestro) engraved on it. Go figure . . .

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