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linked to #181888
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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Sentence #373220

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