"When does he read the newspaper?"

Translation:Anh ấy đọc tờ báo khi nào?

2 years ago

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Cuốn tờ báo was not accepted. Is tờ a classifier for báo, so that cuốn becomes redundant?

2 years ago

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Exactly.

Tờ = a piece. So tờ giấy = a piece of paper.
Tờ báo = a piece of newspaper.

You can't say a piece of magazine, so at this point cuốn comes into play. In a small restaurant you would have a tờ menu (just a piece of paper), but in a five-star restaurant you would have a cuốn menu (a whole book).

2 years ago
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