Quick answer
"Cup" is a noun which is often translated as "la taza", and "palm" is a noun which is often translated as "la palma". Learn more about the difference between "cup" and "palm" below.
cup(
kuhp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (container)
a. la taza
(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 handle)
Please put my coffee in the pink cup.Por favor sirve mi café en la taza rosa.
b. el vaso
(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 handle)
Do you want a cup of water or milk?¿Quieres un vaso de agua o de leche?
c. la copa
(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 base)
The king drank wine from the golden cup.El rey bebió vino de la copa dorada.
2. (unit of measurement)
a. la taza
(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).
I need three cups of flour to make the chocolate chip cookies.Necesito tres tazas de harina para hacer las galletas con chispas de chocolate.
3. (prize)
a. la copa
(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).
They filled the cup with champagne during the celebrations.Durante la celebración llenaron la copa de champán.
b. el trofeo
(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).
Each of the players took turns kissing the cup.Los jugadores se turnaron para besar el trofeo.
4. (competition)
a. la copa
(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).
My favorite team won the league cup.Mi equipo favorito ganó la copa de liga.
5. (sports)
a. la coquilla
(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).
Son, you have to wear a cup if you're going to play baseball.Hijo, tienes que llevar una coquilla si vas a jugar béisbol.
b. el suspensorio
(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).
Basketball players don't wear a cup.Los jugadores de basquetbol no tienen que llevar un suspensorio.
6. (part of a bra)
a. la copa
(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).
I don't like the cups of this bra; they look like cones.No me gustan las copas de este sostén; parecen conos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to shape)
a. ahuecar
He cupped his hands and drank water from the Fountain of Youth.Ahuecó las manos y tomó agua de la fuente de la juventud.
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palm(
palm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. la palma
(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).
Her palms were sweaty from gripping the reins so tightly.Sus palmas estaban sudorosas por agarrar las riendas con tanta fuerza.
b. la mano
(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).
A gypsy read my palm.Una gitana me leyó la mano.
2. (botany)
a. la palma
(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).
I plan to plant some Canary Island date palms along the main boulevard.Tengo pensado plantar unas palmas canarias a lo largo de la avenida principal.
b. la palmera
(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).
I love watching the palms sway in the ocean breeze from the comfort of my hammock.Me encanta ver las palmeras mecerse en la brisa del mar desde la comodidad de la hamaca.
3. (leaf)
a. la palma
(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).
We built a shack on the beach and used palms for the roof.Construimos una choza en la playa y utilizamos palmas para el techo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to make disappear)
a. escamotear
She palmed a card and I didn't even notice until she told me.Escamoteó una carta y ni siquiera me di cuenta hasta que me lo dijo.
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