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Lost in translation-translation doubt!



portugueseteacher
Portugal

Lost in translation-translation doubt!
 
Hello eveyone! I wonder if you can help me to tranlate "cartridge grease"into Portuguese.I have searched for the meaning but...I wasn t sucessful.. Thanks for your kind help!

28 Mar 2014      



portugueseteacher
Portugal

"Lubricating bearing fan"-can someone please tell me what is this?Thanks in advance!

28 Mar 2014     



ueslteacher
Ukraine

it s a fan which bears/has lubrication OR a bearing/supporting fan that is meant to lubricate OR (as part of the participial clause) something lubricates the bearing fan (Im guessing the grease cartridge is doing that):) but without the context some really wild guesses come to mind:)

to bear- to support the weight of somebody/something
to lubricate- to put a lubricant on something such as the parts of a machine, to help them move smoothly
fan - a machine with blades that go round to create a current of air
cartridge - a case containing something that is used in a machine
grease - any thick oily substance, especially one that is used to make machines run smoothly

as to the cartridge grease, sounds like you are translating the instructions for some gun:)

context is crucial!

28 Mar 2014     



portugueseteacher
Portugal

Thanks for your precious help ueslteacher!You re right contexto is essential....The translation is about safety at work and hazardous materials...which can explode! Have a nice week!

31 Mar 2014