Quick answer
"Cap" is a noun which is often translated as "la gorra", and "party hat" is a phrase which is often translated as "sombrero de fiesta". Learn more about the difference between "cap" and "party hat" below.
cap(
kahp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (head accessory)
a. la gorra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(with a visor)
You should wear a cap to protect yourself from the sun.Deberías usar una gorra para protegerte del sol.
b. el gorro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(without a visor)
I think I left my cap on the train.Creo que dejé mi gorro en el tren.
c. la cofia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of a nurse)
All nurses must wear their caps.Todas las enfermeras tienen que usar sus cofias.
d. el birrete
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of a judge or graduate)
The judge didn't take his cap off during the trial.El juez no se quitó el birrete durante el juicio.
2. (cover)
a. la tapa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Put the cap back on the gallon of milk.Ponle la tapa al galón de leche.
b. el tapón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The bottle cap fell under the table.El tapón de la botella se cayó debajo de la mesa.
c. el capuchón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of a pen)
I always chew on my pen caps; it's a bad habit.Siempre mastico los capuchones de mis plumas; es una mala costumbre.
3. (odontology)
a. la funda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The dentist put a cap on my broken tooth.El dentista me puso una funda en el diente roto.
4. (botany)
a. el sombrerete
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The caps of these mushrooms have different colors.Los sombreretes de estos hongos tienen colores diferentes.
5. (upper limit)
a. el tope
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Congress set a cap on defense spending this year.El Congreso fijó un tope sobre los gastos de defensa este año.
6. (sports) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He retired from the national team after his 100th cap.Se retiró de la selección nacional después de integrar por centésima vez.
How many caps has he won for Spain?¿Cuántas veces ha integrado con la selección española?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to cover)
a. tapar
Cap the bottle before the liquid spills.Tapa la botella antes de que el líquido se derrame.
8. (to set a limit)
a. poner un tope a
The new law caps personal gifts to politicians at $100.La nueva ley le pone un tope a regalos personales a los políticos de $100.
9. (sports) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He was capped by Argentina for the first time in the World Cup.Jugó con la selección argentina por primera vez durante la Copa Mundial.
His good run of form means he may be capped soon.Sus buenas actuaciones significan que podría integrar con la selección pronto.
CAP
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
10. (Common Agricultural Policy)
a. la PAC
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The European Union established the CAP in 1962 to increase the productivity of farms, among other objectives.La Unión Europea estableció la PAC en 1962 para aumentar la productividad agraria, entre otros objetivos.
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party hat
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. sombrero de fiesta
The kids looked so cute posing by the birthday cake in their party hats.Los niños se veían tan lindos en sus sombreros de fiesta posando con el pastel de cumpleaños y sus sombreros de fiesta.
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