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    #1

    getting too bad to see?

    Hello, teachers.

    Here is a model answer to a translation question from Japanese to English.

    1. I can't stand seeing the Japanese economic situation getting worse these past few years.

    Do the following sound natural to you native speakers and mean almost the same as #1?

    2. In recent years, Japan's economy is getting too bad to see.
    3. I can't bear seeing the aggravation of the Japanese economy.
    4. Recently, the Japanese economy's deterioration can't bear to be seen.
    5. I can't bear to see the deterioration of the economic conditions in Japan for the past few year.

    If some of them are not natural and don't mean almost the same as #1, would you mind correcting and modifying them? I'd really appreciate it if you'd do so.

    Thank you very much, teacher, for your help in advance.

    yam.

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    #2

    Re: getting too bad to see?

    5 is OK, but I would say over the past few years and remove the article before economic conditions.

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    #3

    Re: getting too bad to see?

    2. In recent years, Japan's economy is getting worse than one may care to admit.
    3. I can't bear seeing the deterioration of the Japanese economy.
    4. Recently, deterioration of the Japanese economy is accelerating .
    5. I can't bear to see the deterioration of economic conditions in Japan over the past few years.


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    #4

    Smile Re: getting too bad to see?

    Thank you very much for your help with my problem, Mr. Tdol and Mr. JTRiff.
    They are quite helpful to me.

    Thanks again,

    yam.

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