Lais Hissamura
Can I use the term insomnia with the same sense of Portuguese ?

Hey ! Is anyone here fluent in english and portuguese ? Can I use the term insomnia with the same sense of Portuguese ? If not, what can I use instead ?

Thanks for the help c:
Apr 27, 2018 5:23 PM
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I guess there must be a Portuguese term that accord to insomnia but so far as I know, it is an English term usually used by clinicians in the clinic or in the hospital so probably clinicians working in the medical institute of your country can help with a corresponding word in Portuguese .
April 27, 2018
In English we say insomnia too!
April 27, 2018
According to the Cambridge dictionary, "insomnia" means "the problem of not being able to sleep", so yes, it has the same meaning of in Portuguese. What u can ask natives of English is if there is another word that's more common to describe that, than "insomnia"
April 27, 2018

Olá, Lais. Sim você pode, pois insomnia significa habitual sleeplessness/ inability to sleep. 

April 27, 2018
Lais Hissamura
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