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UNSUITABLE MEANING CHOICE

"Ist die Zeitung schon oeffentlich?" I wrote: Is the newspaper already out?" which is what we would say, or it could be "published". But "Is the paper already public?" I don't think anyone would say that.

May 19, 2012

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

The German sentence also sounds a bit awkward. It's the literal translation of 'public'. If the English was 'published' or 'out', the German should be 'Ist die Zeitung schon veröffentlicht?'.

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