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hirashin

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Dear native English speakers,
Would you please check my sentences?
1 Nobody can tell when the next big earthquake will happen.

2 No other animals can run as fast as cheetahs.

3 None of the people in this company can speak Japanese.

4 I hardly know why those people came here.

5 Few people visit that small village.

6 I know little about your country.

7 I seldom come to this lake.

問2 否定語を用いて英訳しなさい。
1 彼は,めったに肉を食べない。 He seldom/rarely eats meat.
2 誰もこの問題が解けない。Nobody (/no one) can solve this problem.
3 彼らは、初めて日本に来たとき、ほとんど日本語が話せませんでした。[hardlyを用いて]
They could hardly speak Japanese when they came to Japan for the first time.
4 私達は,その時まで、iPSのことを,ほとんど知りませんでした。[littleを用いて](過去形)
We knew (/had known) little about iPS until then.
5 冷蔵庫の中には、ほとんど卵がなかった。[冷蔵庫= refrigerator]
There were few eggs in the refrigerator.
6 その村について知っている人はほとんどいない。[Fewから文を始めて]
Few people know about the/that village.
7 ツバメほど速く飛べる鳥はいない。[ツバメ= swallow](単数か複数か注意せよ)
No (other) birds can fly as fast as swallows.
8 その病気(disease)についての情報(information)がほとんどない。
There is little information about the disease.

Thanks in advance.

Hirashin
 

Mike Cash

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The English is fine, but are you sure about swallows being the fastest birds? I just checked several sites with lists of the world's fastest birds (both in a dive and in level flight) and I don't see the swallow even on a Top Ten list.
 

hirashin

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Thanks for the help, Mike.
Well, it seems that swallows are not the fastest birds. According to Wikipedia,
the peregrine falcon is the world's fastest bird. Then I should modify it.
ここには、ツバメほど速く飛べる鳥はいない。
No other birds here can fly as fast as swallows.
Hirashin
 
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