calco linguistico

English translation: calque / loan translation

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Italian term or phrase:calco linguistico
English translation:calque / loan translation
Entered by: David Russi

10:49 May 7, 2005
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Italian term or phrase: calco linguistico
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calque / loan translation
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A calque is a technical term in linguistics, another name for a loan translation. The usual meaning of calque is 'a compound word or expression formed by the literal translation of each element of the compound from another language'. A clear example is the English word superman, which is derived from the German word Übermensch, coined by Nietzsche from German über 'above' and Mensch 'man'. A normal borrowing would simply take the German word into English in its German form; a calque translates the elements.
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Thank you so much for your quick reply, David! I'm so glad you waited another day before giving up this addiction ;) Here you are, full grade for you (just hope I won't mess it up, I'm still not very familiar with the site...):)
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calque / loan translation


Explanation:
From the link below:

A calque is a technical term in linguistics, another name for a loan translation. The usual meaning of calque is 'a compound word or expression formed by the literal translation of each element of the compound from another language'. A clear example is the English word superman, which is derived from the German word Übermensch, coined by Nietzsche from German über 'above' and Mensch 'man'. A normal borrowing would simply take the German word into English in its German form; a calque translates the elements.


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David Russi
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Thank you so much for your quick reply, David! I'm so glad you waited another day before giving up this addiction ;) Here you are, full grade for you (just hope I won't mess it up, I'm still not very familiar with the site...):)

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