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kotobaboke - Mar 21st 2010, 21:12
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kotobaboke - Mar 21st 2010, 21:12
Very regrettably, 1,900 square meters (of land) become desert in a second.
blay_paul - Aug 22nd 2010, 09:41
Very regrettably, 1,900 square meters of land become desert every second.
Esperantostern - Feb 24th 2011, 11:07
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al_ex_an_der - Jan 14th 2012, 15:15
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Sentence #373220

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Very regrettably, 1,900 square meters of land become desert every second.

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  1. Jun 18th 2010, 21:12
    Bad translation, please fix.
  2. Jun 18th 2010, 21:25
    I can only presume it is "per second", referring to desertification. The Japanese seems a little unclear about that.
  3. Jun 18th 2010, 21:31
    I think it might mean "in an instant".
  4. 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.
  5. Jun 18th 2010, 21:38
    New suggestion:

    Very regrettably, 1900 square meters of land are turned into desert every second.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Aug 22nd 2010, 16:50
    That's some very thorough research for a sentence.

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