Public signs are very important. Many signs in China look similar to the ones available in Europe, USA and other countries in the world.
Familiar Public Area Signs
For example, NO SMOKING is pretty much the same.
No Mobile Phone looks similar too.
Qǐng wù shǐyòng shǒujī
Although a person does not recognize Chinese characters, the toilet signs should be self – explanatory:
On the other hand, some signs look different.
Unfamiliar Public Area Signs
As you may know, tap water in China is not portable. Do not drink tap water unless there is a sign as below:
Jìnzhǐ zuò wò
The sign above means “No Sitting or Lying is Allowed”.
Here are these common public signs in Chinese.