Frank (thesparque) wrote in linguaphiles,

Spanish speakers

Can anyone think why the message "Read instructions before use" would translate to Spanish as "Lea las instrucciones mites [emphasis mine] de usar?" The pot with my mom's coffee maker says this and it has me baffled. "Mites" isn't... even a word, right?

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