English translation: jumpsuit/boiler suit/(c)overalls/dungarees
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Portuguese to English translations [Non-PRO] Textiles / Clothing / Fashion / name of a piece of clothing
Portuguese term or phrase:macacão
Dear Brazilian colleagues, I am transcribing some interviews about the shopping habits of Brazilian shoppers.
At one point the interviewee says she that instead of buying a pair of trousers and a blouse as she usually did, that time she had bought a "macacão". My question is, is this what we call "dungarees" is English? Or does she mean a "boiler suite" kind of garment? And if so, any suggestions on what to call it in English?
Thanks a lot for your help. Your last link is certainly very good. I'll have to research a bit more because jumpsuit also seems possible. And maybe you should submit the above as your answer as it seems a good one. Cheers
Which is why I suggested "boiler suit". Here's another link: Stella McCartney Denim boiler suit - NET-A-PORTER.COM
Purchase designer fashion online with NET-A-PORTER.COM, offering a fine selection of ... Blue long sleeve denim boiler suit with orange stitch detailing. ...
Maybe I should have made it clear that the girl in this interview is definitely talking about a piece of clothing she bought for fashion's sake and not because of the job she does or anything like that.
I think it's 'boiler suit', as overall and coverall have connotations of work. See re. Christina Aguilera http://www.nzgirl.co.nz/articles/2834:
Christina still has her trademark midriff-baring tops but she’s also added some less revealing outfits to her wardrobe. We like Christina’s military boiler suit look (right), but we’re not sure about the bleached-white hair.
Explanation: This is what I would use.
Overalls, (used with a plural verb) a. loose, sturdy trousers, usually with a bib or biblike piece to which shoulder straps are attached, originally worn over other trousers to protect them, as by factory workers or farmers.
b. long waterproof leggings.
Thais Maria Lips United States Local time: 10:21 Native speaker of: Portuguese, English PRO pts in category: 8