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"Cartel" is a noun which is often translated as "poster", and "copa" is a noun which is often translated as "glass". Learn more about the difference between "cartel" and "copa" below.
cartel(
kahr
-
tehl
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (advertisement)
a. poster
Me compré un cartel de mi película favorita.I bought a poster of my favorite movie.
b. bill
Se prohíbe fijar carteles en esta pared.Posting bills on this wall is prohibited.
2. (notice)
a. sign
Hay un cartel en la puerta que dice: "No se permite la entrada".There is a sign on the door that reads: "Entry is not permitted."
3. (fame)
a. reputation
Esa empresa no tiene buen cartel.That company does not have a good reputation.
4. (crime)
a. cartel
Era miembro del cartel de drogas más peligroso de la ciudad.He was a member of the most dangerous drug cartel in the city.
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copa(
koh
-
pah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (container for liquid)
a. glass
Tengo copas de vino suficiente para seis personas.I have enough wine glasses for six people.
2. (alcoholic drink)
a. drink
¿Por qué no salimos para algunas copas esta noche?Why don't we go out for some drinks tonight?
3. (trophy)
a. cup
Para mí, no fue una sorpresa que Alemania ganó la Copa Mundial.For me, it wasn't a suprise that Germany won the World Cup.
4. (of a hat)
a. crown
El sombrero mexicano es conocido por su copa alta y cónica.The Mexican sombrero is know for its tall, conical crown.
5. (highest point)
a. top
Hubo un cardenal posado en la copa del árbol.There was a cardinal perched at the very top of the tree.
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