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mistranslation

[‚mis·tranz′lā·shən]
(cell and molecular biology)
Incorporation of the wrong amino acid into a protein due to misreading of a codon.
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Lately, the perils of mistranslation have taken on renewed currency.
Goldblatt's translation of the novel is imbued with distinctions in ideology and poetics between Chinese culture and US-American culture and in The Garlic Ballads Goldblatt employed "rewriting" and adopted conversion, omission, and mistranslation to degrees to assist English-language readers to appreciate contemporary Chinese literature and culture.
More than showing the multiple layers of colonial and imperial domination through the use of mistranslation, the passages create a new or third meaning that is not found in a single language or culture.
The Al-Arabiyya account and mistranslation has been picked up by numerous other Arabic news outlets.
"He can speak excellent English, but he gets some of his words mixed up and I think it was a mistranslation which won't happen again.
For instance, did you know that references to cucumber in the Bible (Numbers 11:5) are a mistranslation, and should probably read "chate melons"?
In the book's title, the word "gods" came from a mistranslation of an Arabic word for civic official--a role the authors played.
But now it has emerged there was a mistranslation and three months is the time he must serve before qualifying for prison privileges.
ElBaradei Claims "Mistranslation" of His Comments on Muslim Brotherhood
The King James mistranslation oversold the "legitimization" of virgin birth.
Last month, ruling the horse out for the rest of the season, Mikoczy was quoted as saying he "would not take him by any means once more to France after the bad experiences we had there", a sentence he blames on mistranslation.
Sin explained her pen-name, Mynydd Segur, is a mistranslation of Montsgur, a castle not far from where she wrote most of the novel.