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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.

5/19/2012, 12:12:22 AM

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5/19/2012, 4:57:49 AM

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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?'.

5/19/2012, 12:14:31 PM
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