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Long Sentences Giving You A Headache? — 10 Comments

    • There is no joke. The message of this post is that when you are lower level, you are better off avoiding the struggle and fight with long sentences.

  1. Kyon constructs a lot of these as the narrator of The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi light novels, starting with the very first sentence of the first novel. Might be worth a look if you’re struggling with Japanese run-ons.

  2. My translation for the first sentence is:

    China’s Foreign minister Wang Yi, who attended China and The Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) foreign minister meeting, told a group of reporters that, as the Philipines suggestion “hinders” the deliberations for dispute resolution presently being carried out, and is damaging to China and it’s various east asian neighbours common interests, it will not be accepted in he expressed.

    It certainly could be better English but I believe this translation preserves much of the original sentence structure without becoming too awkward.

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