Time flies, kids grow up fast.

Discussion in '日本語 (Japanese)' started by idhal, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. idhal

    idhal Senior Member


    A Japanese friend of mine sent me some pictures of her small daughter, who has grown up quite a bit.

    I would like to tell her " time flies, I remember when you told me about her birth, and now she is so grown up".

    ” 光陰矢の如し、誕生について話して覚えたけれども、すぐすぐ育ていてね。”

    This sentence sounds very unnatural, and besides, it is ungrammatical, too. Could you help me, please ?
  2. Flaminius

    Flaminius coclea mod

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    日本語 / japāniski / יפנית
    Ugh, how unnatural this sentence is. Machine translation is still a very bad tool for Japanese composition.

    Let me translate from the scratch:
  3. idhal

    idhal Senior Member

    Thank you. It was not machine translation, though. It was a failed attempt at thinking in Japanese using English. :p

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