coisa

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Dalmatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Latin eccu + sic. Compare Italian così, Istriot cussèi, Venetian cusì, Friulian cussì.

Adverb[edit]

coisa

  1. so
  2. as, like
  3. like this/that

Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese cousa, from Medieval Latin causa(thing), from Classical Latin causa(cause, reason). Compare French chose, Galician cousa, Spanish cosa, Italian cosa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

coisa f (plural coisas)

  1. thing (a physical object, entity or situation)
    Aconteceu uma coisa bastante estranha ontem à noite.
    A very strange thing happened last night.
    Comprei umas coisas com o salário desse mês.
    I bought some stuff with this month’s salary.
  2. thingamajig; gizmo, thingy (something whose name is unknown)
    Me alcance aquela coisa.
    Hand that thing over to me.

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:coisa.

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