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loan translation

Syllabification: loan trans·la·tion

Definition of loan translation in English:

noun

An expression adopted by one language from another in a more or less literally translated form. Also called calque.
Example sentences
  • 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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