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English translation: Sugar cane mills and slavery

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07:54 Apr 30, 2001
Portuguese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Portuguese term or phrase: Engenho e escravidão
História do Brasil/ Sistema colonial/ Cana-de acúcar.
Fernanda Silva Mendes
English translation:Sugar cane mills and slavery
Explanation:
A palavra engenho se refere aos engenhos de cana de açúcar, grandes plantações com usinas de beneficiamento da cana de açúcar que utilizavam mão-de-obra escrava. Pelo que sei, a melhor palavra em inglês para descrever isso é "mill" e a máquina de moer a cana é "roller mill".
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Summary of answers provided
4Plantation and slaverycoquis
naSugar cane mills and slavery
Carla Sherman
naingeniousness / slavery
Elisa Capelão


  

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17 mins
ingeniousness / slavery


Explanation:
engenho = skill, ingeniousness
escravidão = slavery, enslavement


    Dic P.Editora
Elisa Capelão
Local time: 10:48
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 109

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Sugar cane mills and slavery


Explanation:
A palavra engenho se refere aos engenhos de cana de açúcar, grandes plantações com usinas de beneficiamento da cana de açúcar que utilizavam mão-de-obra escrava. Pelo que sei, a melhor palavra em inglês para descrever isso é "mill" e a máquina de moer a cana é "roller mill".


    Reference: http://www.ucalgary.ca/HIST/tutor/eurvoya/Trade.html
    Reference: http://pre1900prints.com/OCCUPATIONS/SugarCane1763.htm
Carla Sherman
United States
Local time: 02:48
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PRO pts in pair: 18
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Regina Boltz
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Plantation and slavery


Explanation:
I don't think it would be mill since in fact they are referring to sugar cane plantations and not just the mill which is part of a sociological whole the plantation.

Example sentence(s):
  • In Brazil, a sugarcane plantation was termed an engenho ("enginho") and the 17th-century English usage for organized colonial production was "factory".
  • a escravidão aberta ou disfarçada, de indivíduos indígenas e negros na “encomienda”, “hacienda”, “plantation”, engenho, fazenda e outras modalidades de organização econômica."

    Reference: http://www.quintocoiote.com/litcult/os_escritores/joselinsdo...
    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantation
coquis
France
Local time: 11:48
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
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