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pataca Line breaks: pa¦taca
Pronunciation: /pəˈtɑːkə/

Definition of pataca in English:

noun

The basic monetary unit of Macao, equivalent to 100 avos.
Example sentences
  • The working capital revolving credit facility may be in either patacas or Hong Kong dollars.
  • For example, an Angolan boy was described as a ‘semiskilled shoemaker,’ who knew how to cut and make a pair of shoes, for which he received three patacas a week in wages.
  • The link between Macao's pataca and the Hong Kong dollar also leaves the former Portuguese colony vulnerable to volatility in neighboring Hong Kong's financial markets, the agency added.

Origin

Spanish and Portuguese.

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