Based on this question. There is no reason that there should be a ["Good" + "morning"] in Spanish any more than there is a ["Good" + "days"] in English. I notice that in language-learners, there is an undue assumption that phrases or words in the target language will correspond one-to-one with such in the destination language, so long as idioms are excluded. Through analogy, I might get rid of this assumption in others by explaining what a calque is, inventing an awkward calque, and hoping it clicks. That is not direct enough. This could be explained simpler. In the universe of calques and non-calques-that-are-not-idioms, what is a non-calque-... called?


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