does Quran sound different from koran in indonesian? how do you know the difference between the newspaper and the holy book?
If the sentence for "I read the newspaper" told me to write "aku membaca koran", why isn't "They read the newspaper" accepted here?
Agree, it's quite common in English to say 'the newspaper' rather than 'a newspaper'. I think newspaper is a special case. If you were asked 'Where did you read that?' it would be more natural to respond 'In the newspaper' than 'In a newspaper'. Conversely you would normally reply 'In a book' and only use 'In the book' if there was already a specific book established in the context.