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06:41 Oct 28, 2000
English to Portuguese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: dominatrix
A shapely dominatrix has ignited the fantasies of Brazilian merchants.
Shirley Diniz
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Summary of answers provided
naConcordo com o Silviop:
Luis Luis
naCarrasca (tiazinha?)
Silvio Picinini
nadominadora
Eliane Rio Branco
naWhew!xxxLia Fail
naDominadora
M.Badra


  

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18 mins
Dominadora


Explanation:
Oi, Shirley:

Você pode usar Dominadora mesmo. Se bem que esta personagem, com seu chicotezinho e seus trajes mais do que sumários, tenha virado heroína de um seriado infantil .....

Bom trabalho,

Márcio

M.Badra
Brazil
Local time: 21:12
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 517
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20 mins
Whew!


Explanation:
I don't know the context but 'dominatrix' comes straight from the area of sexual fantasies (or realities for some)! Basically, S&M, or sadomasochism. The word, I believe, is French in origin, and might not have an exact translation in Portugal. Why not? Possibly (and I say this with reservation) because these sexual practices are possibly more related to Puritan cultures such as the Anglo-Saxon, than with Latin cultures.

It's traditionally a woman (possibly a man, in these times) who, dressed appropriately, 'punishes/flagellates' a person who likes this kind of sex. She possibly dresses as a school-girl, or more likely in a military uniform or 'bondage' clothes (bondage is another sexual practice, involving tying people up)

I would need more context as the sentence is ambiguous in how it mixes sex and business, unless it's a sex-aids company!

Shapely means to have a good shape or figure. I would translate on the basis of the word 'sadomosochism' to convey the idea.

See web ref below, offensive if you're prudish, but Ok if you're open-minded, to get (literally) the picture.


    Reference: http://www.utdallas.edu/~katies/devo.html
xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 00:12
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PRO pts in pair: 54
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34 mins
dominadora


Explanation:
I would go for dominadora
Main Entry: do.mi.na.trix
Pronunciation: "dä-mi-'nA-triks
Function: noun
Etymology: Latin, feminine of dominator
Date: 1971
Inflected Form(s): plural do.mi.na.trices /-'nA-tr&-sEz, -n&-'trI-sEz/
: a woman who physically and psychologically dominates and abuses her partner in sadomasochistic sex; broadly : a dominating woman

Without the context it is hard to say if it has a sexual connotation or not.

Hope I could help.

Eliane


    Webster dictionary
Eliane Rio Branco
Brazil
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2 hrs
Carrasca (tiazinha?)


Explanation:
Uma carrasca de formas perfeitas colocou fogo na imaginação dos comerciantes brasileiros (ou do comércio brasileiro).

O texto fala provavelmente da Tiazinha. Acho que o termo carrasca reflete melhor a personagem que "mulher dominadora".



Silvio Picinini
United States
Local time: 15:12
Native speaker of: Portuguese
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2 days 8 hrs
Concordo com o Silviop:


Explanation:
"Carrasca", sim mas prefiro depois "esbelta". "Uma carrasca esbelta deu ignição às fantasias dos comerciantes brazileiros."

Regards.
Luis Luis

Luis Luis
United States
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