Pronunciation Noun

calque (plural calques)

  1. (linguistics, translation studies) A word or phrase in a language formed by word-for-word or morpheme-by-morpheme translation of a word in another language.
    Synonyms: loan translation, calquing
    The word "watershed" is a calque of the German "Wasserscheide".
Translations Verb

calque (calques, present participle calquing; past and past participle calqued)

  1. (linguistics, translation studies) To adopt (a word or phrase) from one language to another by semantic translation of its parts.
  • French: calquer
  • German: lehnübersetzen
  • Russian: калькировать

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