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    Urgent: airy vs downy?

    Dear forumers,

    I'm going to need your help. The article I'm translating is about a new restaurant. So they have this delicious schnitzel. The article calls it "airy", meaning its lightness. I wonder if the word "downy" would work in this case or if there are any other terms that could be used here. Thank you in advance!

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    Re: Urgent: airy vs downy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bennevis View Post
    Dear forumers,

    I'm going to need your help. The article I'm translating is about a new restaurant. So they have this delicious schnitzel. The article calls it "airy", meaning its lightness. I wonder if the word "downy" would work in this case or if there are any other terms that could be used here. Thank you in advance!
    No, that wouldn't work at all. Why not just call it "light"?

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    Re: Urgent: airy vs downy?

    I had to submit the article. Went with "airy". But, I guess, I can still tell THEM to use "light".

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    Re: Urgent: airy vs downy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bennevis View Post
    I had to submit the article. Went with "airy". But, I guess, I can still tell THEM to use "light".
    How about "light and airy"?

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    Re: Urgent: airy vs downy?

    not a teacher

    Just to clarify something for you, Bennevis. The word "downy" often means covered with fine hair or feathers, not the kind of schnitzel I would order.

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