from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A form of borrowing from one language to another whereby the semantic components of a given term are literally translated into their equivalents in the borrowing language. English superman, for example, is a loan translation from German Übermensch.
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- noun The
borrowingof componentsof a foreign language wordand translatingthem literally
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- noun an expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language
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loan + translation, a calque of German Lehnübersetzung.
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