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calque

See also: calqué

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From French calque (calque/loan translation), from French calquer (to trace), from Italian calcare.

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NounEdit

calque (plural calques)

  1. A word or phrase in a language formed by word-for-word or morpheme-by-morpheme translation of a word in another language.
The word "watershed" is a calque of the German "Wasserscheide".

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calque (third-person singular simple present calques, present participle calquing, simple past and past participle calqued)

  1. (transitive) To adopt (a word or phrase) from one language to another by semantic translation of its parts.

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calque

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of calcar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of calcar

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calque m (plural calques)

  1. tracing (the reproduction of an image made by copying it through translucent paper)
  2. calque (a loan translation)

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calque

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of calcar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of calcar
  3. third-person singular imperative of calcar

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calque

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of calcar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of calcar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of calcar.