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Difference between batatinha and potato

I know the Portuguese word for potato is batatinha. However I was watching a youtube video of a little boy speaking in Portuguese(I'm pretty sure he was in Brasil) and he and his mother used the word 'potato e arroz' to describe potatoes and rice instead of 'batatinhas e arroz'. Is there a particular reason for this? Or is the word batatinha only used in certain regions?

For learning: Portuguese
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    Batata (potato) Batatinha (little potato). Batatinha frita (french fries)

    Batata (potato in English language); batatinha é o diminutivo de batata.

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