Quick answer
"Cups" is a noun which is often translated as "la taza", and "mugs" is a noun which is also often translated as "la taza". Learn more about the difference between "cups" and "mugs" 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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mug(
muhg
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (big, tall cup)
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).
(for coffee and tea)
I spilled my coffee mug all over the table.Derramé mi taza de café sobre la mesa.
b. la jarra
(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).
(for beer)
The table was full of beer mugs.La mesa estaba llena de jarras de cerveza.
c. el tarro
(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).
(for beer)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
We ordered two mugs of dark beer.Pedimos dos tarros de cerveza oscura.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(stupid person) (United Kingdom)
a. el bobo
(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).
, la boba
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Her ex-boyfriend is a mug.Su exnovio es un bobo.
3.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(face)
a. la jeta
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I can't stand looking at her mug.No soporto verle la jeta.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to rob)
a. asaltar
Someone mugged her at midnight.Alguien la asaltó a medianoche.
b. atracar
He was mugged on the train.Lo atracaron en el tren.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to grimace)
a. hacer muecas
He spent the whole show mugging at the camera.Pasó todo el programa haciendo muecas a la cámara.
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