Definition of Loan translation

1. Noun. An expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language. "`superman' is a calque for the German `Ubermensch'"

Exact synonyms: Calque, Calque Formation
Generic synonyms: Expression, Locution, Saying



Definition of Loan translation

1. Noun. The borrowing of components of a foreign language word and translating them literally ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Loan Translation Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Loan Translation

loaming
loamless
loams
loamy
loan
loan-blend
loan application
loan approval
loan collection
loan office
loan participation
loan shark
loan sharked
loan sharking
loan sharks
loan translation (current term)
loan translations
loan word
loanability
loanable
loanback
loanbacks
loanblend
loaned
loanee
loanees
loaner
loaners
loanin
loaning

Literary usage of Loan translation

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1. The Gongu-Hrólfssaga: A Study in Old Norse Philology by Jacob Wittmer Hartmann (1912)
"... in cpd. would be an excellent example of loan-translation. jungfru, XXXVII. Not a loan-translation, but probably direct from MHG ..."

2. Grillparzer as a Poet of Nature by Faust Charles De Walsh (1910)
"... in cpd. would be an excellent example of loan-translation. jungfru, ... Not a loan-translation, but probably direct from MHG ..."

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