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13:27 Feb 13, 2000
Portuguese to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering
Portuguese term or phrase:cançonetes de rosca milimétrica/inglesa
This comes from a mechanical engineering list. It sounds like a politically correct term for "female thread" or a template gauge for female thread. Any suggestions?
Explanation: In Portuguese, a "canconete" (please imagine the cedilla under the second "c") is a lightt song or popular ditty. Whatever the piece of hardware is, your phrase refers to it in the plural, describing them as having both metric and English threads. In other words, the _canconetes_ come in two versions: one with the threads machined according to the metric system (with millimeters being a likely unit in this case), and the other with threads cut according to the English or (as it's sometimes known) Imperial system, in which the basic units are the inch, foot, yard, and mile. No political correctness here! Good luck with the _canconetes_.
Novo Michaelis Dicionario Ilustrado (P>E) A Portuguese-English Dictionary (James L. Taylor, Stanford University Press)
Heathcliff United States Local time: 07:47 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 231