stugge koek

English translation: a tough read

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06:13 Sep 26, 2000
Dutch to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Dutch term or phrase: stugge koek
does anyone know of a good translation for this term? Context: Wat vindt u van deze paperassen?
answer: nou, stugge koek!
sammi
Local time: 21:56
English translation:a tough read
Explanation:
This is what is meant, there maybe a more colourful translation, but I can't think of one. Eva
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Eva Gerkrath
Netherlands
Local time: 21:56
Grading comment
I think this comes closest to the Dutch expression, thanks !
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



Summary of answers provided
naa tough read
Eva Gerkrath
naquite some possibilities
Evert DELOOF-SYS


  

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12 mins
quite some possibilities


Explanation:
'tough to deal with, I'd say' or 'a hard nut to crack' are only two of the many possibilities.

Depends (a bit) on the context & the conversation (light-hearted, serious,...)

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 21:56
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 1278
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15 mins
a tough read


Explanation:
This is what is meant, there maybe a more colourful translation, but I can't think of one. Eva

Eva Gerkrath
Netherlands
Local time: 21:56
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 25
Grading comment
I think this comes closest to the Dutch expression, thanks !
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