I was trying to write "Half of the population will die" in Google Translate. I wrote:


But Google decided this was better:


Are these just different ways to write the same sentence, or is using the noun and する verb better for this sentence?


Neither is better than the other per se, but there is a clear difference in formality. As usual, the kango version (死亡) is more formal, whereas the wago version (死ぬ) is more common in casual speech.

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