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12:04 Jun 15, 2000
English to Portuguese translations [PRO]
Medical
English term or phrase: Breath Test
We have received a translation of the English term "Breath Test" from our Portuguese translator as "Teste Respiratório (Breath Test). Please confirm that the use of the English term in brackets is an accurately used and researched medical term for the (European) Portuguese language.
Thank you very much!
Meghan Unterschultz
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Summary of answers provided
naTeste Respiratórioxxxceleah
naTeste da Função Respiratória
Gabriela Frazao
nateste de alcoolemiaJosé Vianna
naBreath testFilomena Costanzo
naTeste do Balão
Helena El Masri
naBreath testFilomena Costanzo


  

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16 mins
Breath test


Explanation:
The expression doesn't sound very good. However, that depends on the context. Can you be more specific/detailed (i.e., writing the whole sentence)?
In French, it may be called "test respiratoire".
If it concerns someone who was drinking and driving and was required by the authorities to do a "breath test", then it is called "TESTE DE ALCOOLEMIA".
As I said, please supply more information.

Filomena Costanzo
Italy
Local time: 19:02
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 18

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José Malaquias
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17 mins
Teste do Balão


Explanation:
This is the translation in the current language in Portugal. Everyone says "soprar no balão" (blow into the breathalyser) but it can also be called "teste de álcool". The actual machine, to test the level of alcohol, is called "Bafometro". Hope this helps.

Helena El Masri
Local time: 18:02
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José Malaquias
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50 mins
Breath test


Explanation:
Although everyone in Portugal knows what "Teste do balao" is, it's a very colloquial expression. Hence, not applicable in this case. The technical expression is "teste de alcoolemia".




Filomena Costanzo
Italy
Local time: 19:02
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 18

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José Malaquias
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1 hr
teste de alcoolemia


Explanation:
Em contexto jocoso usa-se o termo teste do bafômetro (Brasil)
2 Medidores de Alcoolemia (Bafômetros) - Resolução nº 52 - Contran - DETRAN-DF
Legislação >> Medidores da alcoolemia DETRAN DF Educação Informação Legislação Código de Trânsito O Código e Você Infrações/Penalidades Placas : Advertência Regulamentação Outras Placas Paz no Trânsito Serviços Mapa do Site
http://www.detran.gdf.gov.br/legislacao/codigo/res_5298.html



    Reference: http://www.detran.gdf.gov.br/legislacao/codigo/res_5298.html
José Vianna
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José Malaquias
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16 hrs
Teste Respiratório


Explanation:
well in my opinion the term is correct if applying in medice area like if you are refering to some breathing test for asthmatic deseases etc.
Otherwise the other collegues sugestions are correct for european portuguese.
Best regards
celeah

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23 hrs
Teste da Função Respiratória


Explanation:
Parti do princípio de que se trata de um termo de medicina. Em tempos precisei de fazer e traduzir um «breath test» e foi este o termo que utilizei.
No meu glossário encontrei "breath alcohol test" para o tal «teste do balão», como é chamado em Portugal.
Espero não ter desajudado...

Gabriela Frazao
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Local time: 18:02
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