Quick answer
"Cup" is a noun which is often translated as "la taza", and "switch" is a noun which is often translated as "el interruptor". Learn more about the difference between "cup" and "switch" 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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switch(
swihch
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (electricity)
a. el interruptor
(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).
I fumbled for the light switch.Busqué a tientas el interruptor de la luz.
2. (change)
a. el cambio
(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 switch to solar energy was completed last year.El cambio a la energía solar se completó el año pasado.
3. (railroad)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. las agujas
(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 switch didn't work on time and the train was sent north instead of south.Las agujas no funcionaron a tiempo y enviaron el tren hacia el norte en lugar del sur.
4. (stick)
a. la vara
(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).
Teachers used to hit the backs of students' hands with a switch.Los profesores pegaban a los alumnos en el dorso de la mano con una vara.
5. (hair)
a. el postizo
(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).
Laura used a switch to increase the length of her hair.Laura usaba un postizo para alargar su pelo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to change)
a. cambiar
Since I switched to online banking, I find it much easier.Desde que cambié a la banca online, lo encuentro todo más fácil.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to change)
a. cambiar de
Have you ever switched electricity supplier?¿Ha cambiado alguna vez de compañía eléctrica?
8. (to exchange)
a. intercambiar
The twins switched their clothes during the party to see if people were able to tell them apart.Los gemelos intercambiaron su ropa durante la fiesta para ver si la gente podía distinguirlos.
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