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mis·trans·late

 (mĭs′trăns-lāt′, -trănz-, mĭs-trăns′lāt′, -trănz′-)
tr.v. mis·trans·lat·ed, mis·trans·lat·ing, mis·trans·lates
To translate incorrectly.

mis′trans·la′tion n.

mistranslation

(ˌmɪstrænsˈleɪʃən)
n
the act or an instance of mistranslating something
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mistranslation - an incorrect translationmistranslation - an incorrect translation    
interlingual rendition, translation, version, rendering - a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language
Translations

mistranslation

[ˌmɪstrænsˈleɪʃən] Nmala traducción f

mistranslation

[ˌmɪstrænsˈleɪʃən] nerreur f de traduction

mistranslation

n (= act)falsche Übersetzung; (= error also)Übersetzungsfehler m

mistranslation

[ˌmɪstrænzˈleɪʃn] nerrore m di traduzione, traduzione f errata

mistranslation

n. traducción incorrecta.
References in classic literature ?
I thought it was only in revealed religion that a mistranslation improved the sense.
So, some historians say that the name Simbang Gabi is a mistranslation of the traditional dawn Mass which the Spanish missionaries called Misa de Aguinaldo or Misa de Gallo.
Despite confusion, which the FTA blamed on a mistranslation, over whether only state schools would be zero-rated, the authority has made it clear that all schools sanctioned by the Ministry of Education will be zero-rated.
I hope it was mistranslation, but I have a nagging doubt Trott left the tour because he thought it was tough rather than because he was ill.
Most of the time this process is very smooth, but inherent in translation is, of course, (perceived) mistranslation.
She argues that much of the language in this passage has been mistranslated and shows how translations reflect the negative views of magic in Christian European culture, as well as the role of gender in this misinterpretation and mistranslation, as the woman of Endor is minimized, dismissed, or labeled as a witch, revealing how these negative views were passed on to African culture through the colonial period.
Reason: not only is the concept vague and abstract, as recent writings have determined, it is also a mistranslation of the term Clausewitz used - Schwerpunkt.
Some of the primary reasons individuals, corporations and even law firms throughout the United States choose to let The Spanish Group handle their translation needs include third-party liability for mistranslation issues and the comfort of knowing certified translators are rendering the translations.
Then there was the "dynamic stew" which was a mistranslation for "dongtaejiggae" or pollack stew.
A number of children's sunscreen products produced by the German company Nivea are being withdrawn because a mistranslation on the label says babies should be exposed to direct sunlight instead of the opposite.
Hence mistranslation (we are referring to deliberate mistranslation, rather than errors of negligence or misinterpretation) tends to be a natural choice on the part of the translator.
The goof is a mistranslation in large type on the home page of the Spanish-language version of the site.