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"Az újság friss?"

Translation:Is the newspaper recent?

September 16, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arcaeca

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.")


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_paranoia_

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyagonIV

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BetsyLowe

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dvanclev

English idiom: "hot off the press"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnWeber786406

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lili920420

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lili920420

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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