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Loanword

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A Lesson in Linguistics: Loanwords

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Why do languages borrow words?

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What is the meaning of the word LOANWORD?

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Loanwords from Spanish - It's siesta time, amigo!

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Loanword Meaning

A loanword is a word adopted from one language and incorporated into another language without translation. This is in contrast to cognates, which are words in two or more languages that are similar because they share an etymological origin, and calques, which involve translation.
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