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Very regrettably, 1,900 square meters (of land) become desert in a second.
Very regrettably, 1,900 square meters of land become desert every second.
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Very regrettably, 1,900 square meters of land become desert every second.
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deu
Sehr bedauerlicher Weise werden jede Sekunde 1.900 Quadratmeter Land zu Wüste.
epo
Tre bedaŭrinde ĉiun sekundon 1900 kvadrataj metroj da grundo iĝas dezerto.
jpn
非常に残念なことに地球は一秒で1900平方メートルが砂漠化している。
非常(ひじょう)残念(ざんねん) な こと に 地球(ちきゅう)(いち) (びょう)1(いち) 9(きゅう) 0(ぜろ) 0(ぜろ) 平方(へいほう)メートル が 砂漠(さばく) () している 。
fra
Il est très regrettable que le désert s'agrandisse de 1900 mètres carrés chaque seconde.
tgl
Talagang nagsisisi nang bawat segundo 1900 kuwadradong metro ng lupa ay nagiging desyerto.

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Scott
Jun 18th 2010, 21:12
Bad translation, please fix.
blay_paul
Jun 18th 2010, 21:25
I can only presume it is "per second", referring to desertification. The Japanese seems a little unclear about that.
Scott
Jun 18th 2010, 21:31
I think it might mean "in an instant".
blay_paul
Jun 18th 2010, 21:32
It could do - but that doesn't make much sense. Unless it's from a manga or anime or something.
Scott
Jun 18th 2010, 21:38
New suggestion:

Very regrettably, 1900 square meters of land are turned into desert every second.
blay_paul
Jun 18th 2010, 21:53
That looks good to me - but kotobaboke needs a chance to respond before I go all moderator. It would also be nice if sugisaki confirms the meaning.
blay_paul
Aug 22nd 2010, 09:43
Incidentally, I did some research and a 1977 study suggested a desertification rate of 5.825 million hectares per year. Converting that to square meters per second got a figure very similar to the example sentence, so I guess it does mean what we guessed.
Scott
Aug 22nd 2010, 16:50
That's some very thorough research for a sentence.