Quick answer
"Lowercase" is an adjective which is often translated as "minúscula", and "caps" is an abbreviation which is often translated as "mayúsculas". Learn more about the difference between "lowercase" and "caps" below.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. minúscula
I would never write "T-shirt" with a lowercase t.Nunca esribiría "T-shirt" con te minúscula.
b. en minúsculas
Lowercase letters are quicker to write than uppercase ones.Las letras en minúsculas se pueden escribir más rápido que las mayúsculas.
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An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
1. (when spoken)
a. las mayúsculas
(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).
If you write your social media posts in all caps, people think you're angry.Si escribes todo en mayúsculas en las redes sociales, la gente cree que estás enojado.
2. (when written)
a. mayús
I was entering my password all wrong because the caps lock key was activated.Estaba poniendo mal mi clave porque la tecla de bloq. mayús. estaba activada.
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