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Portuguese translation: Distúrbio, perturbação

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GLOSSARY ENTRY (DERIVED FROM QUESTION BELOW)
English term or phrase:upset
Portuguese translation:Distúrbio, perturbação
Entered by: Cristina Mendia
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09:41 Dec 21, 2000
English to Portuguese translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: upset
"In a very severe upset, the flame at the firing end of the kiln can be extinguished. Upsets are not uncommon. The kiln we studied averaged three upsets a month..."
Michael Duncan
Brazil
Local time: 10:15
Distúrbio, perturbação
Explanation:
Eu julgo que qualquer destas palavras dariam uma tradução directa do conceito.

Pessoalmente, prefiro a primeira dado que perturbar tem uma conotação emocional que não se aplica aqui.

Espero que ajude
Cristina
mailto:cristina.mendia@virgin.net
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Cristina Mendia
Local time: 12:15
Grading comment
Muito obrigado! Fui verificar o uso e realmente a palavra "distúrbio" se aplica bem no caso em questão. Feliz natal!
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Summary of answers provided
naDistúrbio, perturbação
Cristina Mendia
naDERRUBARxxxLia Fail
naVIRARxxxLia Fail
naUpset=DesajustexxxOso


  

Answers


33 mins
Upset=Desajuste


Explanation:
It's my suggestion.
Greetings from: OSO ¶:^)

xxxOso
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish

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Terence Bevington
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1 hr
VIRAR


Explanation:
Difficult to translate directly - here's a sample sentence:

She upset the glass and spilt the wine.

Perhaps VIRAR, which means to knock something out of its habitual/natural position and provoke a spillage/accident of some kind.

You wouldn't say 'She upset the chair' (simply she knocked the chair over) unless for example there was a baby (or something important, so to speak) in it.

These examples should give you a feel for the meaning. I think VIRAR but can't be sure it's appropriate. I'm not sure exactly how kilns work - do they actually get knocked over?

xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 13:15
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 54
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1 hr
DERRUBAR


Explanation:
This occurred to me also, as a synonym, meaning 'overturn'.

xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 13:15
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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3 hrs
Distúrbio, perturbação


Explanation:
Eu julgo que qualquer destas palavras dariam uma tradução directa do conceito.

Pessoalmente, prefiro a primeira dado que perturbar tem uma conotação emocional que não se aplica aqui.

Espero que ajude
Cristina
mailto:cristina.mendia@virgin.net

Cristina Mendia
Local time: 12:15
PRO pts in pair: 35
Grading comment
Muito obrigado! Fui verificar o uso e realmente a palavra "distúrbio" se aplica bem no caso em questão. Feliz natal!
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