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Noun: calque  kalk
  1. An expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language
    "'superman' is a calque for the German '√úbermensch'";
    - calque formation, loan translation

Derived forms: calques

Type of: expression, locution, saying

Encyclopedia: Calque