Japanese Unique Grammatical Structure


Imagine being a Japanese interpreter having to completely change the word order!

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Original English sentence:

He attended New Year's Party held at a hotel in Austin, Texas, USA at 11 AM, CST, on New Year's Day, 2007.

Japanese translation:

2007元日中部標準時間午前11米国テキサス州オースティン市内のホテル開かれた新年会参加しました

Japanese sentence structure shown in English wordings; notice how it is completely reversed except the subject "He":

He 2007 New Year's Day on CST AM 11 at, USA Texas Austin in a hotel at held New Year's Party at attended.