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caixa

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin capsa.

NounEdit

caixa f (plural caixes)

  1. box
  2. savings bank

Usage notesEdit

There is a semantical difference in the usage of caixa and capsa according to their size. Boxes larger than a shoebox are usually called caixa, while boxes smaller than a shoebox (e.g. for matches, confectioneries, pills) are capsa.

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin capsa.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

caixa f (plural caixas)

  1. box
  2. savings bank

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese cajxa, qajxa, from Catalan caixa, from Latin capsa.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

caixa f (plural caixas)

  1. box
    Chutei a caixa = I kicked the box
  2. snare drum Brazilian percussion instrument used in a samba bateria (percussion/drum section)

NounEdit

caixa f (plural caixas) caixa m (plural caixas)

  1. cashier (in supermarket)
  • Aquele caixa trabalha bem = That cashier works well.

ReferencesEdit

  • The Oxford Paperback Portuguese Dictionary, 1996