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An expression adopted by one language from another in a more or less literally translated form.Also called calque
- ‘There are many loan translations from local languages: ‘krai dai,’ a wake or funeral celebration; ‘tai han,’ meanness.’
- ‘The transfer of the name between languages assumes contact between Spanish and other speakers and a loan translation.’
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.