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mistranslate

Line breaks: mis|trans¦late
Pronunciation: /mɪstransˈleɪt
 
, -trɑːns-, -nz-/

Definition of mistranslate in English:

verb

[with object]
Translate (something) incorrectly: passages from the Bible were either mistranslated or taken out of context
More example sentences
  • He mistranslates the word for ‘love-sorcery worked with roots’, which he renders as ‘she should not be a scold.’
  • Arabic documents are mistranslated by the few overworked linguists, substantially delaying investigations.
  • Western journalists who don't know Iraqi history have routinely mistranslated the name of this group.

Derivatives

mistranslation

1
noun
Example sentences
  • There are many unbelievers who tried to point out several alleged contradictions in the Qur'an but all of their attempts were either out of context, mistranslations or misquotations.
  • There are no amusing typos, which is a notable absence given that mistranslations have been a mainstay of British comedy for decades.
  • She put too many vague sentences in the story, which eventually caused our mistranslation.

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