09:55 Jul 23, 2010
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Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Marketing - Retail
Portuguese term or phrase: olinho
This woman is talking about how great this product is for her hair - so great that she doesn't need to use any additional products - and then she says:
É uma economia de ‘olinho’.
Wendy Gosselin
Local time: 09:24

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Adriana Maciel
3 +1oil
Luciano Eduardo de Oliveira



1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1

Imagino que seja o diminutivo que essa pessoa criou para óleo.

Note added at 1 hr (2010-07-23 11:28:32 GMT)

It is not an oily economy, she is most likely saying that she is saving oil, she is using less oil in her hair.

Luciano Eduardo de Oliveira
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 4
Notes to answerer
Asker: I imagined that too but I've never heard of an "oily" economy... Is she making some sort of joke?

Asker: Gosh, if that is the case, something is definitely lost in translation!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Carlos Quandt: right, economia here means "saving". An example of what people call "olinho": http://www.belezademulher.com.br/loja/produto-92805-1690-joh...
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4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5

Não será necessário utilizar produtos do tipo "queratina" (que vem em forma oleosa), pois o produto sobre o qual ela está falando é bom demais.

Adriana Maciel
Local time: 09:24
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