Question of the day #25

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Well, in French & Spanish, both words have the same root and mean “box” or “case”. It’s really more a box than a case I would say. Now “caisse épargne” and “caja de ahorros” both mean “Savings bank“. “Epargner” is a slightly old verb that means “to save” while “les épargnes” is the “old” noun that means “savings”. In Spanish, the verb “ahorrar” means to save (money), and the noun “ahorros” means “savings”.

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