Antedating of "Loan Translation"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Jan 1 22:36:45 UTC 2005

loan translation (OED 1933)

1931 _Modern Language Journal_ XVI. 127  The question _How goes it?_,
which is occasionally heard in the United States, is not idiomatic; it is
a loan translation.

Fred Shapiro

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