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Sabão em reacção química

English translation: Saponification

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Portuguese term or phrase:Sabão em reacção química
English translation:Saponification
Entered by: Teresa Bento
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22:55 Jan 14, 2008
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting / Fine arts
Portuguese term or phrase: Sabão em reacção química
Colegas,
estou a tentar traduzir um catálogo de belas-artes e precisava da vossa ajuda para traduzir o termo "sabão em reacção química (e mala de cartão e pele)". Não existe muito mais contexto, pois são apenas legendas de obras de arte com a descrição dos materiais/técnicas utilizadas. Alguém me ajuda?

Obrigada! :)
Teresa Bento
Portugal
Local time: 15:03
Saponification
Explanation:
A guess.

The chemically reactive process of creating soap is called 'Saponification' (saponificação)

I'm guessing it's this process they are referring to in the list :)

saponify
■ verb (saponifies, saponifying, saponified) Chemistry turn (fat or oil) into soap by reaction with an alkali. ▶convert (any ester) into an alcohol and a salt by alkaline hydrolysis.
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R-i-c-h-a-r-d
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Local time: 11:03
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Saponification


Explanation:
A guess.

The chemically reactive process of creating soap is called 'Saponification' (saponificação)

I'm guessing it's this process they are referring to in the list :)

saponify
■ verb (saponifies, saponifying, saponified) Chemistry turn (fat or oil) into soap by reaction with an alkali. ▶convert (any ester) into an alcohol and a salt by alkaline hydrolysis.


R-i-c-h-a-r-d
Brazil
Local time: 11:03
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 44

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Marlene Curtis
1 hr
  -> I couldn't think of what else it could be referring to. Cheers, Marlene :)

agree  Humberto Ribas
8 hrs
  -> Thanks a lot !!!
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