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Qual é a diferença entre caderno e caderneta?

Qual é a diferença entre caderno e caderneta? No Google tradutor os dois são mesma coisa, e no Google imagens a caderneta parece um carderno pequeno.
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Is the suffix “-oco” an augmentative or a diminutive?

Suffixes such as: -inho and -ito express a diminutive; -ão expresses an augmentative. What about -oco? The wiktionary mentions it's related to the idea of augmenting or frequency. I thought that ...
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Diminutives with -ola

As a follow-up to Difficult diminutives, my daughter just brought home a homework, where she is supposed to find diminutives with -inho and -ola. I've never seen or heard diminutives with -ola, and ...
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Connotation of gender of pet names/diminutives in Portuguese

Just as a preface, I understand this is a quite subjective question, but the subjective parts of language are the parts that it is most difficult for a non native speaker to understand... As a ...
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What's the correct diminutive form of calça and camisa?

My understanding of diminutives is to "simply add a -inho(a) to any word to make it smaller or cuter" -- more or less. My question resolves around two specific, every day words: calça and camisa ...
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Qual o diminutivo de beija-flor?

Dizemos um beija-flor, o diminutivo correto deveria ser: um beija-florzinha (que soa estranho) ou um beija-florzinho (que suspeito estar errado mas acredito que seria a primeira coisa que viria à ...
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Difficult diminutives

Diminutives are easy to get a hang of for relatively simple nouns: add -inho / -inha if ending in -o / -a or -s or -z (carr|inho, Japones|inho) or -zinho / -zinha otherwise (cafe|zinho) But I'm not ...