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...日本企業を蝕み始めた.

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21:21 Aug 29, 2006
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Japanese to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general)
Japanese term or phrase: ...日本企業を蝕み始めた.
Subject... It spread through Japan/ It became popular in Japan and...
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Summary of answers provided
4 +2...began to eat away at (or corrode) Japanese enterprises.
TimG
4invading Japanese companies' share
Peishun CHIANG
3it brought Japanese enterprises to ruinisoyo
1began to overshadow Japanese companiesV N Ganesh


  

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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
...began to eat away at (or corrode) Japanese enterprises.


Explanation:
日本-Japan
企業-enterprise(s)
蝕む-eat away at/corrode
始める-begin to

TimG
United States
Local time: 12:52
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 12
Notes to answerer
Asker:

Asker: I put up a note the other day... apparently it was not posted. A note about the context... What spread through Japan was... a different type of system to pay employee's -- the "merit system."


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Yo Mizuno
3 hrs

agree  casey
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5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
invading Japanese companies' share


Explanation:
I would say
"...invading Japanese companies share..."

Peishun CHIANG
Japan
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
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7 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
it brought Japanese enterprises to ruin


Explanation:
ruin-->破滅させる, だめにする

isoyo
Local time: 02:52
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Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
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1 day11 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 1/5Answerer confidence 1/5
began to overshadow Japanese companies


Explanation:
began to overshadow/outdo Japanese companies.

V N Ganesh
Local time: 23:22
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 29
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