loan translation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n loan translation an expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language "`superman' is a calque for the German `Ubermensch'"
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Usage

In literature:

Even when translated into English, modern Greek lyrics are preferable to modern Greek loans.
"Reviews" by Oscar Wilde
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In news:

The interest rate on payday loans is astronomical, sometimes translating to an annual percentage rate (APR) of 2,000 percent.
Credit unions operating in California must provide written mortgage loan translations in five languages, according to a release from the state's Department of Financial Institutions.
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