Definition of loan translation in English:

loan translation

Syllabification: loan trans·la·tion


  • An expression adopted by one language from another in a more or less literally translated form. Also called calque.
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    • The transfer of the name between languages assumes contact between Spanish and other speakers and a loan translation.
    • There are many loan translations from local languages: ‘krai dai,’ a wake or funeral celebration; ‘tai han,’ meanness.

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Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
a powerful whirlpool in the sea