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Subject: fútbol
Question: Is there a name for words derived from another language, like fútbol from football, that sound like the original, but aren't direct translations? Football would translate roughly to ''bola del pie'' in Spanish. I've been wondering this for a long time. Thank you.

Marc Arndt

From: Marc Arndt
Date: 04-Sep-2013
Replies:
  1. Re: fútbol    Elizabeth J Pyatt     (05-Sep-2013)
  2. Re: fútbol    James L Fidelholtz     (06-Sep-2013)
  3. Re: fútbol    Madalena Cruz-Ferreira     (05-Sep-2013)
  4. Re: fútbol    Anthea Fraser Gupta     (10-Sep-2013)

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