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English translation: appliances

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12:23 Sep 2, 2001
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Portuguese term or phrase: APAREMOS
(lugar) está passando por uma FAXINA TECNOLÓGICO que, em breve, deverá acontecer em todo o país. Os moradores do (Lugar) estão trocando as suas 700 geladeiras por APAREMOS que poluem menos que os modelos vendidos atualmente no mercado

This word obviously means 'apparatus' or similar, but how come it doesn't appear in dictionaries???!!!

Any alternatives to 'apparatus'?
xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 16:32
English translation:appliances
Explanation:
I think there may be a misspelling here. For "aparemos" perhaps read "aparelhos". So either appliances, equipment, or similar.
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suesimons
Local time: 15:32
Grading comment
It's NOT a typo, it appeared in exactly that form TWICE in the text, maybe it's a word specific to an area of Brazil?? It did in fact appear in Google.
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Summary of answers provided
na +1appliances
suesimons
namodels
Daniel Marcus
naequipment, etc.
jsavage
na -1the 'aparemos' mistery...Leolex


  

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6 mins peer agreement (net): +1
appliances


Explanation:
I think there may be a misspelling here. For "aparemos" perhaps read "aparelhos". So either appliances, equipment, or similar.

suesimons
Local time: 15:32
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 966
Grading comment
It's NOT a typo, it appeared in exactly that form TWICE in the text, maybe it's a word specific to an area of Brazil?? It did in fact appear in Google.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  DrSantos: It must be a typo - aparelhos = machines, apparatus, appliances
1 min
  -> I have searched for aparemos everywhere & no go - however, that does notmean it does not exist, just abit obscure!
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12 mins
equipment, etc.


Explanation:
It must be a typo for "aparelhos".

jsavage
Local time: 15:32
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 50
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51 mins
models


Explanation:
I hope this doesn't sound pedantic, but if you say 'they are swapping their fridges for appliances which...', this may sound a tad ambiguous. May I suggest 'models' as an alternative, as this makes it clear that we are still talking about fridges?

Daniel Marcus
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:32
PRO pts in pair: 136
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4 hrs peer agreement (net): -1
the 'aparemos' mistery...


Explanation:
'Aparemos' is a form of the verb 'aparar' (which means 'to trim' or 'to cut') that's why you got so many hits on Google. It doesn't apply in this context.

Leolex

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  airmailrpl: ..instala as mesas de comando das luzes e aparemos elétricos www.sindcine.com.br/legislacao/decreto1.htm
9 hrs
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