Quick answer
"Cupcake" is a noun which is often translated as "la magdalena", and "muffin" is a noun which is also often translated as "la magdalena". Learn more about the difference between "cupcake" and "muffin" below.
cupcake(
kuhp
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keyk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary)
a. la magdalena
(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 are going to decorate cupcakes for Halloween.Vamos a decorar magdalenas para Halloween.
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muffin(
muh
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fihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary)
a. la magdalena
(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 can never resist my grandmother's blueberry muffins.Nunca puedo resistir las magdalenas de arándanos de mi abuela.
b. el bollo
(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).
Muffins in the United States can be savory but are usually sweet.Los bollos en los Estados Unidos pueden ser salados, pero suelen ser dulces.
c. el muffin
(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).
Do you want a muffin or a doughnut?¿Quieres un muffin o una dona?
2. (culinary) (United Kingdom)
a. la tortita
(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 prefer my muffins toasted with butter.Prefiero mis tortitas tostadas con mantequilla.
b. el mollete
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Afternoon tea is best accompanied by a muffin.El té por la tarde lo acompaña mejor un mollete.
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