What would you call "razor blade" in Brazilian Portuguese?

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suggestions: gilete, lâmina de navalha, lâmina de barbear

Thank you.

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If you're asking about the razor used to shave, you can say lâmina or lâmina de barbear. See this picture:

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Gillette is often used as a synonym for "razor blade" (at least in Brazil), although it is only a trademark (and not only sells razor blades).

Particularly I would translate for "lâmina" if you are referring only to the piece of metal, which can be part of other tools, like a stylus ("estilete" in portuguese), and "lâmina de barbear" when speaking about razor blade.

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    Same in Portugal.
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It depends on what you use the razor blade for: shaving, lâmina is the term. Like: a package of razor blades. Um pacote de lâminas. The formal term is lâmina de barbear.

navalha is a straight razor with a blade. the blade is also lâmina, but, de navalha.

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