cup
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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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cup
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (for drinking)
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).
2. (measurement)
a. el taza f, 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).
cup of coffee/tea(taza de) café m/té m
3. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
it's not my cup of teano es santo de mi devoción no me va mucho
4. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
it's not everyone's cup of teano (le) gusta a todo el mundo
5. (trophy)
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).
cup finalfinal de la copa
cup tieeliminatoria de copa
6. (of 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).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to cup one's hands round one's mouthponer las manos en la boca a modo de bocina
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cup [kʌp]
noun
(for tea etc) taza (f); (amount) (also cupful) taza (f); (Dep) etc (prize) copa (f); (Rel) (chalice) cáliz (m); [of brassiere] copa (f)
a cup of tea una taza de té; un té; coffee cup tacita (f); pocillo (m); (LAm) how's your cup? ¿quieres más té/café etc?; his cup of sorrow was full le agobiaba el dolor
to be in one's cups estar borracho
to be sb's cup of tea
it's not everyone's cup of tea no es del gusto de todos; he's not my cup of tea no es de mi agrado; no es santo de mi devoción; football isn't my cup of tea a mí el fútbol no me va
transitive verb
to cup one's hands (for shouting) formar bocina con las manos; (for drinking) ahuecar las manos; to cup one's hands round sth rodear algo con las manos
modifier
cup final (n) (Ftbl) final (m) de copa
cup tie (n) (Ftbl) partido (m) de copa
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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