verb (used with or without object), mis·trans·lat·ed, mis·trans·lat·ing.
Examples from the Web for mistranslation
In that case, there was indeed a mistranslation, though the actual rendering was only slightly less noxious than the errant one.
The reference to a mistranslation stems from an incident regarding Iran's former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Hebraists will want to shout "gotcha" at my mistranslation but that will show they haven't been watching the news.
The Authorized Version spoils this by a small, but rather serious, mistranslation.The Expositor's Bible:|Alfred Plummer
This appears to be a mistranslation of the French; other translations have it as at least a hundred feet high.The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras|Jules Verne
This so-called prophecy, like the preceding, is a mistranslation.The Christ|John Eleazer Remsburg
It is true the English Bible translates 'Woe to the land,' but this is a mistranslation.Ghetto Tragedies|Israel Zangwill
But the fact is—this word vow is a mistranslation: the proper word should have been oath.Not Paul, But Jesus|Jeremy Bentham