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literal translation

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishliteral translationliteral translationSLa translation that translates each word exactly instead of giving the general meaning in a more natural way opp free literal
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literal translationFor example, a literal translation by some one not familiar with its deeper cultural meaning may result in serious mistakes.A literal translation is given of the Arabic themes to highlight the partial loss of orientation through discontinuity of theme.A literal translation would be estrangement.
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