What is another word for loanwords?

Pronunciation: [lˈə͡ʊnwɜːdz] (IPA)

Loanwords are words borrowed from other languages and adapted to the receiving language. They are often necessary to fill gaps in one's native vocabulary. While some people are content with using loanwords, others prefer finding equivalents that better fit the cultural context. For instance, instead of saying "buffet", the French use the word "salle à manger ouverte"; "laptop" is "ordinateur portable" in French, and "portátil" in Spanish. Finding and using an equivalent word or phrase may expand one's vocabulary and increase their language proficiency. Other synonyms for loanwords include borrowed words, foreign words, transliterated words, and adapted words.

What are the hypernyms for Loanwords?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    foreign words, Linguistic borrowings, Non-native phrases.

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