Encyclopedia > Calque

  Article Content

Calque

A calque or loan translation in linguistics consists of the borrowing of a phrase from one language into another, in the process of which individual "words" native to the borrowing language semantically match the individual "words" in the source language.

Thus:

  • English Superman calques German Übermensch
  • English Governor-General calques French gouverneur général



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Christiania

... is a disambiguation page; that is, one that just points to other pages that might otherwise have the same name. If you followed a link here, you might want to go back and ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 21.8 ms