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What is 少子化(しょうしか)?

What is 少子化(しょうしか)?

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    日本の子供の数が減って少なくなることです。
    少子化 = declining birth rates; decrease in the number of children

    You can use an online dictionary, e.g.:
    http://jisho.org/words?jap=%E5%B0%91%E5%AD%90%E5%8C%96&eng=&dict=edict

    日本の子供の数が減って少なくなることです:

    Literal translation:
    japan's children's number [SUBJECT] decreasing (AND) few becoming thing (IS).

    So:
    It means that the number of (Japanese) children is decreasing and becoming less.

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