Q: We've seen some spectacular declines, with billions of dollars WIPED OFF the value of some of America's best-known companies とはどういう意味ですか?
A: The billions of dollars were lost very quickly, like when a stock market crash happens
Q: A decline in unionization rates and the fall in the real value of the minimum wage have exacerbated the downward pressures on middle- and low-wage workers. とはどういう意味ですか?
A: Basically that low paid workers are getting screwed with their pants on.... (that they are getting poorer and loosing control in their ability to change their outlook)

A decline in unionisation means that due to a decrease in membership of workers-unions, individual workers are less effective at defending their ground in the global market place. This weakens the individual and strengthens industry’s ability to treat it workers, most usually the lower paid workers, poorly.

A fall in the real value of the minimum wage means that inflation is happening at a faster rate than any increases in the minimum wage.. meaning that you get paid the same but everything else gets more expensive, therefore you can’t buy as much and to in ‘real terms’ that wage is worth less that is was. It’s ‘real value’ has fallen. For example at the moment the U.K. has a negative wage growth rate of 11% meaning (especially for the lowest paid workers) that their wages are being left in the dust by inflation.

Exacerbated. = to make worse.
Q: I respectfully decline とはどういう意味ですか?
A: @FelipeAlejandro: That you decline in a repectful way
You don't mean to offend the person offering
Q: declining to be named. とはどういう意味ですか?
A: The individual making a statement told the reporter they did not wish their name to be used in the news article.
Q: "the serious decline in our country's morality and the loopholes in the judicial safeguards that people rely on." とはどういう意味ですか?
A: @Ri-na あー

In China there are many poisoning incidents in family disagreements.

These incidents show society values have fallen.

And these incidents expose weaknesses in the legal system (perhaps 網呑舟の魚を漏らす? 笑笑).

People rely on the legal system but it is weak (like the holes in the wall).

A Chinese professor told all this to the newspaper.


Q: "refuse" and "decline" を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: Refuse is more inline with rejection.
Decline is more inline with not accepting what is offered or proposed.
To refuse is more forceful than to decline.

“She refused to marry him”, she actively rejects him.
“She declined his marriage proposal”, she did not accept it.

They are not always interchangeable
“I refuse to believe he is a killer”, you cannot use decline, as you are rejecting a premise, not an offer or proposal.
Q: decline を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: the economy is in decline after the government declared independence

his strength declined with age

his popularity declined as people found out he was corrupt
Q: decline を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: The neighborhood is in a state of decline. People are abandoning homes and unsavory squatters are living in the homes.

I declined to present my documents to the police.

I declined my boyfriend's marriage proposal. Now I regret it.
Q: decline with thanks を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: The price is declining (it is less expensive)
Q: decline を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: (Adding these will help you understand more what "Decline" really is!)
verb: decline
3rd person present: declines
past tense: declined
past participle: declined
gerund or present participle: declining


•The construction of new houses declined five percent this year.

•The animal's numbers are declining rapidly.

•My grandmother's health has been declining since she broke her hip.

•The civilization began to decline around 1000 B.C.

•The company declined comment on the scandal.


Q: decline と dilapidation はどう違いますか?
A: Decline may mean "to refuse an invite" or "the breakdown of something"

For example, "I decline your offer to study together." The decline of the house was caused by natural causes. "

On the other hand, dilapidation is only used in the second definition of "decline." It only means the rundown look of a building or object due to long period of neglect.

For example, "The old, dilapidated church was boarded up and abandoned on the empty street."
Q: decline と descend はどう違いますか?
A: Decline:
1) To refuse someone's offer
Example: I offered him some dinner but he declined.
2) To shrink in number
Example: The amount of volunteers declined.

1) To move downwards
Example: She descended the stairs.

2) To develop from something or to be related
Example: She descends from kings
Q: decline と reject はどう違いますか?
A: We say a credit card is declined if there isn't enough money. Or you can decline an invitation to a party. Reject is a stronger word. To reject an idea is to totally disagree. To reject a person will damage a relationship.
Q: decline と reject はどう違いますか?
A: @Bluebachelor: I think 'decline' is a bit more polite, but they mean almost the same thing.

'Thankyou for the offer, but I'll have to decline because I am busy.'

'The guy asked the girl out on a date but he got rejected' (she said no, probably not very politely)

Hope this helped! :)
Q: decline と decrease はどう違いますか?
A: Decline has two meanings, to get smaller or to refuse something.
Decrease also means to get smaller.
She declined my offer.
Sales declined last month.


Q: Plague led to the decline of feudalism and the centralized government in Europe. Therefore, the peasants started to gain more freedom.
(is it natural?) は 英語 (アメリカ) で何と言いますか?
A: The plague led to the decline of feudalism and ultimately feudal/local Lords. That led to a more centralized government in Europe. Therefore, the peasants started to gain more freedom, via a lack of local oversight.
I always get confused with "decline" and "reject". Is there a difference between "to reject an offer/invitation/etc." and "to decline an offer/invitation/etc."? Can somebody describe the nuances of both verbs?
は 英語 (アメリカ) で何と言いますか?
A: Decline is usually used in a polite way. “She declined the offer.” Sounds nicer than, “she rejected the offer.” Because reject has negative connotations and can feel malicious.
Q: decline は 英語 (アメリカ) で何と言いますか?
A: QAの全文をご確認ください
Q: declined は 英語 (アメリカ) で何と言いますか?
A: [Deeee-clynd]=declined


Q: A significant decline in paper consumption will help save the world's rainforests. この表現は自然ですか?
A: This sounds natural for formal uses, like a formal report or school essay.
Q: We have received a decline mail from Mr. A. この表現は自然ですか?
A: There are many ways you can convey this message.

Mr A sent us a letter saying he must decline.

We received a letter of decline from Mr A.

Mr A declined by mail we received.
Q: What we came up with is decline population in workplace, which is mainly caused by the aging society that is rapidly in progress. The absolute solution would be hiring foreign workers. Now the policy of accepting immigrants is changing in Japan. We have to change it in the way that immigrants can live here without having any trouble, which requires governments financial help. This is the solution we made in order to solve the decline population in workplace. この表現は自然ですか?
A: It’s better to say: “what we came up with is a decline in population in the workplace, which is caused mainly by a rapidly aging society. The solution would be hiring foreign workers. The policy in japan is currently changing in japan. There have to be changes made to help immigrants live and adapt easily. This would require government and financial help.”
They way you said it can be understood but grammatically less appealing.
Q: I'm worried about the decline in the population in Japan. この表現は自然ですか?
A: I think it's better to say "population of Japan," but it's okay as is.