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The most multilingual owner’s manual I’ve seen


The instructions for using my Bell bicycle helmet are repeated in 17 languages, including some not often seen, such as Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish and Hebrew. It’s a 3-foot-long, double-sided, multilingual treat!




Instructions in Finnish


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2 thoughts on “The most multilingual owner’s manual I’ve seen

  1. many EU products we purchase in Israel also have the list of tongues you mention. Fun. You may notice that Finnish ‘writes long’, so to speak. the hebrew is much shorter, and the translation often leaves out important details.
    I often ‘read ’em all’ just to guess which one, by its accuracy, was the ‘original’. happy biking. JS Tel Aviv

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