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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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Sehr bedauerlicher Weise werden jede Sekunde 1.900 Quadratmeter Land zu Wüste.
Tre bedaŭrinde ĉiun sekundon 1900 kvadrataj metroj da grundo iĝas dezerto.
非常[ひじょう] に[] 残念[ざんねん] な[] こと[] に[] 地球[ちきゅう] は[] 一[いち] 秒[びょう] で[] 1[いち] 9[きゅう] 0[ぜろ] 0[ぜろ] 平方メートル[へいほうめーとる] が[] 砂漠[さばく] 化[か] し[] て[] いる[] 。[]
Il est très regrettable que le désert s'agrandisse de 1900 mètres carrés chaque seconde.
Talagang nagsisisi nang bawat segundo 1900 kuwadradong metro ng lupa ay nagiging desyerto.


Jun 18th 2010, 21:12
Bad translation, please fix.
Jun 18th 2010, 21:25
I can only presume it is "per second", referring to desertification. The Japanese seems a little unclear about that.
Jun 18th 2010, 21:31
I think it might mean "in an instant".
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.
Jun 18th 2010, 21:38
New suggestion:

Very regrettably, 1900 square meters of land are turned into desert every second.
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.
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.
Aug 22nd 2010, 16:50
That's some very thorough research for a sentence.

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