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  • n. Awkwardness or ungrammaticality of translation, such as due to overly literal translation of idioms or syntax.

Etymologies

From translate +‎ -ese. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So how do we get from this translatese for LOKA-DHAATU, which signifies the finite, impermanent realm, to the contemporary understanding of shìjiè as "world"?

    languagehat.com: OLYMPIC SLOGAN.

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