Portuguese translation: Kinken

12:58 Dec 9, 2003
English to Portuguese translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: kinken
It is just like that. It is a document about weighing machines.
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Portuguese translation:Kinken
Parece um nome próprio japonês
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5a few 'kinkens' below
3kink / to kink
1 +2Kinken



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Parece um nome próprio japonês

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agree  Pedro Afonso: Tambem acho isso!
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  -> Obrigado - sem contexto, arigatô!

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a few 'kinkens' below

The new arrangement of a combination of 300 first-past-the-post seats and 200 proportional representation constituencies replaced the 511 former multi-seat constituencies, which were introduced in 1925 and which were criticised widely for encouraging “money politics” (kinken seiji).

Kinken 勤倹きんけん(n) industry / diligence / frugality
kinken 近県きんけん(n) neighboring prefectures
kinken 金券きんけん(n) gold certificate
kinken 金権きんけん(n) power of money / financial influence
kinken no kaze 勤倹の風きんけんのふうcustom (habit) of diligence and
thrift - kinkennofuu
kinken seiji金権政治きんけんせいじmoney politics (i.e corruption of politics by money) - kinkenseiji

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kink / to kink

não sei se fará sentido no contexto mas existe o termo "kink" em inglês, quer como substantivo, quer como verbo:

(n.) A twist or loop in a rope or thread, caused by a spontaneous doubling or winding upon itself; a close loop or curl; a doubling in a cord.
(n.) An unreasonable notion; a crotchet; a whim; a caprice.
(n.) A fit of coughing; also, a convulsive fit of laughter.
(v. i.) To wind into a kink; to knot or twist spontaneously upon itself, as a rope or thread.

Note added at 2003-12-09 16:40:04 (GMT)

já agora existe \"kinken\" em holandês, do qual aparentemente vem o \"kink\" inglês:

n. & v. --n. 1 a a short backward twist in wire or tubing etc. such as may cause an obstruction. b a tight wave in human or animal hair. 2 a mental twist or quirk. --v.intr. & tr. form or cause to form a kink. [MLG kinke (v.) prob. f. Du. kinken]

Nesse sentido poderia ser algo como uma dobra, obstrução ou saliência defeituosa numa peça.

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