Portuguese

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Etymology

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From palavra +‎ -inha.

Pronunciation

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  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /pa.laˈvɾĩ.ɲɐ/ [pa.laˈvɾĩ.j̃ɐ]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /pa.laˈvɾi.ɲa/
 

  • Hyphenation: pa‧la‧vri‧nha

Noun

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palavrinha f (plural palavrinhas)

  1. diminutive of palavra: short/small word
  2. any obscure word used pretentiously
  3. short conversation
    Dar uma palavrinha com alguem
    To have a quick chat with somebody