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English translation: coconut water

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Portuguese term or phrase:Água de Coco
English translation:coconut water
Entered by: Limasalo
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16:37 Sep 11, 2006
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Food & Drink
Portuguese term or phrase: Água de Coco
'Coconut Juice' ou 'Coconut Water'?
Sofia Pulici
Brazil
Local time: 18:41
coconut water
Explanation:
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Resultados 1 - 10 de cerca de 11.000.000 para coconut water

Resultados 1 - 10 de cerca de 4.570.000 para coconut juice.

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Homemade Coconut Milk
Ingredients and Instructions
Place 2-1/2 ounces (75 grams) grated creamed coconut or the grated flesh of 1 fresh coconut, in a bowl. Add about 1-3/4 cups (300 ml) hot water. Stir the mixture to blend and allow to cool. Pour the liquid through the cheesecloth and squeeze to extract as much juice as possible. Store in refrigerator.



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Coconut Milk
No, believe it or not, coconut milk -- an indispensable ingredient in most Southeast Asian cooking -- is not the liquid inside a coconut. It is made by soaking the grated flesh of a coconut in hot water or scalded milk, then straining the combination. Coconut milk is classified as thick, thin, or coconut cream. Thick coconut milk is the result of the first soaking and squeezing. If this milk is refrigerated it separates, and the top layer is the cream. Thin coconut milk is what is produced when one steeps the coconut meat a second time and then strains. Canned coconut milk, which is mostly quite good, separates naturally. The top layer can be spooned off for recipes calling for cream, the bottom poured into thin, or just shake it up to get the most commonly called-for thick coconut milk.



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This is the link: http://www.cuisinenet.com/glossary/comlk.html

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Here is the other link: http://homecooking.about.com/library/archive/blfruit17.htm

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Coconut water
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Coconut water is the liquid endosperm inside young coconuts. As the coconut matures this liquid largely becomes absorbed into the flesh found in mature coconuts. Coconut water has long been a popular drink in the tropics. It is naturally fat-free and low in food energy (16.7 calories or 70 kJ per 100 g). Due to its sterility, pH, mineral, and sugar content, coconut water had been successfully used as liquid in intravenous therapy in emergency situations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coconut_water
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Limasalo
Local time: 23:41
Grading comment
Agradeço a todos por todos os comentários. Lendo todas as sugestões e acessando os links penso ser 'coconut water' a melhor opção.
thanks again
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



Summary of answers provided
4 +19coconut waterLimasalo
4Coconut juiceRobert Forstag
4 -1Coconut Milk
Nicholas Ferreira


Discussion entries: 8





  

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1 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Coconut juice


Explanation:
Boa sorte.

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111,000 Yahoo hits for "coconut juice"

Robert Forstag
Local time: 16:41
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4

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disagree  BelkisDV: Never Robert!
3 hrs
  -> Well Belkis, obviously not "never" since there are over 100,000 hits for the term on Yahoo. It may not be the preferred term, but it certainly is used....

agree  craigs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coconut_milk The term "coconut milk" can also refer to the watery liquid found inside the nut. This liquid, when it is found in a young coconut, is more unambiguously referred to as "coconut water" or "coconut juice."
6 hrs
  -> Thank you, Craigs.
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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): -1
Coconut Milk


Explanation:
This is another common usage term, and actually the way we refer to it in my house.
However, as the text pasted below shows, the term to use depends on your precise context here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coconut_milk
Coconut milk (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Coconut milk is a sweet, milky white cooking base derived from the meat of a mature coconut. The colour and rich taste of the milk can be attributed to the high coconut oil content and coconut sugars. The term "coconut milk" can also refer to the watery liquid found inside the nut. This liquid, when it is found in a young coconut, is more unambiguously referred to as "coconut water" or "coconut juice."

Coconut milk is a common ingredient in many tropical cuisines, most notably that of Southeast Asia (especially Thai, Singaporean Malaysian, and Sri Lankan), West African, West Indian, and Polynesian cuisines. Coconut milk can usually be found in the Asian food sections of supermarkets either frozen or canned. Frozen coconut milk tends to stay fresh longer, which is important in dishes where the coconut flavor is not competing with curries and other spicy dishes.

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I liked this other title directed to "the uninitiated." Again, the choice is yours "spulici" based on what you are trying to translate. (However, sorry Robert, but coconut juice does not seem to be bona fide in the coco world).

http://www.ochef.com/597.htm
for the uninitiated, coconut WATER is the natural juice found inside the coconut, as opposed to coconut milk, which is made by boiling equal amounts of WATER and shredded coconut together until foamy, then straining, or coconut cream, which is made in the same manner with a ratio of four parts of shredded coconut to one part WATER. Milk can also be used in place of the WATER for a richer mix. These products are also available online and in many grocery stores, but are not to be confused with sweetened cream of coconut, which is most often used for mixed drinks.

Nicholas Ferreira
Local time: 16:41
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  BelkisDV: Sorry Richard but the correct term is coconut milk, not water. Native Cuban, raised in Puerto Rico. The color is clear but the term is "milk!".I personally regret that non-native, non-Caribbean natives are voting on this question. You are all incorrect.
6 mins
  -> This is the way it is in my family too.

disagree  R-i-c-h-a-r-d: It's not the milk. When I buy a fresh coconut in the street it's got a clear liquid, but not a milk. The milk is something I (or my wife) buys from the supermarket; a thinnish white paste used for cooking.
6 mins
  -> As the Wikipedia article suggests, "coconut milk" is not used in every region and so it may not be used in yours. Thanks for your valid observation that helps specify regional usage.

disagree  VdeMoor: coconut milk is made of the grated coco. <=> coconut water
10 mins
  -> As the Wikipedia article suggests, "coconut milk" is not used in every region and so it may not be used in yours. Thanks for your valid observation that helps specify regional usage.

disagree  Claudio Mazotti: coconut water refers to the water inside it, whereas coconut milk is the mixture obtained by processing it with water and then passing it through a sieve.
1 hr
  -> As the Wikipedia article suggests, "coconut milk" is not used in every region and so it may not be used in yours. Thanks for your valid observation that helps specify regional usage. As Eneida points out, this is UK terminology.

agree  Eneida Martins: In the Uk at least what we in Brazil call agua de coco is called coconut milk, not refering to leite de coco.
2 hrs
  -> I'm interested to note the diverse opinions! My family owns a coconut plantation in India, and I just asked my parents what the liquid from inside a coco is, and without hesitation they both answered "coconut milk." Grandma's Portuguese recipes agree!

disagree  Claudia Massey: yesin UK we call coconut milk, but that is not right, as you known
3 hrs
  -> I did not know we were being called upon to judge the correctness of the terms our language employs. I understand my job as translator to be giving an equivalent term from common usage that best captures the concept in a different language.

agree  craigs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coconut_milk The term "coconut milk" can also refer to the watery liquid found inside the nut. This liquid, when it is found in a young coconut, is more unambiguously referred to as "coconut water" or "coconut juice."
6 hrs
  -> Thanks for the input, Craig!
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5 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +19
coconut water


Explanation:
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Resultados 1 - 10 de cerca de 11.000.000 para coconut water

Resultados 1 - 10 de cerca de 4.570.000 para coconut juice.

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Homemade Coconut Milk
Ingredients and Instructions
Place 2-1/2 ounces (75 grams) grated creamed coconut or the grated flesh of 1 fresh coconut, in a bowl. Add about 1-3/4 cups (300 ml) hot water. Stir the mixture to blend and allow to cool. Pour the liquid through the cheesecloth and squeeze to extract as much juice as possible. Store in refrigerator.



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Coconut Milk
No, believe it or not, coconut milk -- an indispensable ingredient in most Southeast Asian cooking -- is not the liquid inside a coconut. It is made by soaking the grated flesh of a coconut in hot water or scalded milk, then straining the combination. Coconut milk is classified as thick, thin, or coconut cream. Thick coconut milk is the result of the first soaking and squeezing. If this milk is refrigerated it separates, and the top layer is the cream. Thin coconut milk is what is produced when one steeps the coconut meat a second time and then strains. Canned coconut milk, which is mostly quite good, separates naturally. The top layer can be spooned off for recipes calling for cream, the bottom poured into thin, or just shake it up to get the most commonly called-for thick coconut milk.



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This is the link: http://www.cuisinenet.com/glossary/comlk.html

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Note added at 5 hrs (2006-09-11 22:27:52 GMT)
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Here is the other link: http://homecooking.about.com/library/archive/blfruit17.htm

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Note added at 5 hrs (2006-09-11 22:31:29 GMT)
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Your continued donations keep Wikipedia running!
Coconut water
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Coconut water is the liquid endosperm inside young coconuts. As the coconut matures this liquid largely becomes absorbed into the flesh found in mature coconuts. Coconut water has long been a popular drink in the tropics. It is naturally fat-free and low in food energy (16.7 calories or 70 kJ per 100 g). Due to its sterility, pH, mineral, and sugar content, coconut water had been successfully used as liquid in intravenous therapy in emergency situations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coconut_water

Limasalo
Local time: 23:41
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Agradeço a todos por todos os comentários. Lendo todas as sugestões e acessando os links penso ser 'coconut water' a melhor opção.
thanks again

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  vertebem: there is no "coconut juice"; you cannot squeeze a coconut.
1 min
  -> Obrigada

agree  Eliane Lourinho
2 mins
  -> Obrigada

agree  Marco Pereira: Concordo.
5 mins
  -> Obrigada

agree  Teresa Domingos
8 mins
  -> Obrigada

agree  VdeMoor: é isso, com certeza :)
13 mins
  -> Obrigada

agree  R-i-c-h-a-r-d: From the horses mouth, it's "água de cóco" - coconut water - I just asked the wife. The "milk" is produced by taking the white flesh and putting it through a blender or similar device, then mixed with water, to make a paste.
14 mins
  -> Obrigada

agree  Antonio Barros
14 mins
  -> Obrigada

agree  Cristiane Gomes
20 mins
  -> Obrigada

agree  Claudio Mazotti: exactly...
58 mins
  -> Obrigada

agree  Fernando Domeniconi
59 mins
  -> Obrigada

agree  Karen Haggerty: exactly
1 hr
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agree  bezowski: hmmm... que saudades!
1 hr
  -> Obrigada

agree  Ditmar Ideker
1 hr
  -> Obrigada

agree  Isabel Vasconcelos
2 hrs
  -> Obrigada

disagree  BelkisDV: Researching a term in Google and the number of 'hits' it gets should not be a main factor when deciding among natives and non-natives opinions. There is no such thing as coconut water in our culture, it is an anglicism.
3 hrs

agree  Flavia Martins dos Santos: agree
5 hrs
  -> Obrigada

agree  craigs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coconut_milk The term "coconut milk" can also refer to the watery liquid found inside the nut. This liquid, when it is found in a young coconut, is more unambiguously referred to as "coconut water" or "coconut juice."
6 hrs
  -> Thanks Craigs

agree  Claudio Szwarcfiter
8 hrs
  -> Obrigada

agree  canaria: In St Lucia, the liquid inside a coconut is referred to as coconut water, rather than milk.. There is even a song about coconut water being good for your daughter
18 hrs
  -> Thank you!

agree  Ivana de Sousa Santos: Exactamente. E é uma opinião de uma falante nativa do português. "Água de coco" e "leite de coco" são coisas diferentes em português. Obviamente haverá traduções diferentes em inglês também.
22 hrs
  -> Obrigada Ivana. Exactamente.

agree  Scott-Bowman
2440 days
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