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"Az újság friss?"

Translation:Is the newspaper recent?

September 16, 2016



Oh. I thought it was "Is the newspaper fresh?" ("Why yes, I just plucked it this morning! You may want to wash it before you read it though.")


You could say "Is there any fresh news" in English, or ask whether there is a fresh newspaper. But it sounds strange to me to ask whether the newspaper is fresh, for some reason.


Do not underestimate MC Fresh Newspaper. She raps your daily input, rhymes the sports news of today, extra flow in the financial section.


If that's the way Hungarians say it, then that's the way it is.


English idiom: "hot off the press"


Friss eperek, friss hírek, friss újságok. Ironic that the Hungarians invented the ball point pen....and used newspaper ink since it dries fast!


In English in this context the newspaper can be said to be: recent, current, today's, etc to indicate "friss".


My answer: Is the newspaper current? was not accepted. Current is the same as recent and is really a better answer, since 'friss' also means 'fresh' in Hungarian.

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