Translation of "cup" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /kʌp/ us /kʌp/

A1 a small, round container with a handle on the side, used to drink from

a cup of coffee

B1 a prize given to the winner of a competition


mainly US a small container with a handle used to measure dry or liquid food for cooking, or the amount this container holds

vaso (medidor)
Add two cups of flour, an egg, and half a cup of milk.
a measuring cup
it’s not my, your, etc. cup of tea

If something or someone is not your cup of tea, it, he, or she is not the type of thing or person that you like.

no es lo mío, tuyo, etc.
Thanks for inviting me, but ballet isn’t really my cup of tea.
verb uk /kʌp/ us /kʌp/

present participle cupping, past tense and past participle cupped to make your hands into the shape of a cup, or to hold something with your hands in this shape

poner en forma de cuenco, sostener (con las manos en forma de cuenco)

(Translation of “cup” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /kap/

a usually round hollow container to hold liquid for drinking, often with a handle

a cup of tea.

an ornamental vessel, usually of silver or other metal, given as a prize in sports events etc

They won the Football League Cup.
cupful noun

Add three cupfuls of water.
cupboard /ˈkabəd/ noun

a cabinet of any size up to that of a small room for storing anything; closet(American)

Put the food in the cupboard
a broom cupboard.
cup final noun

the final match in a football/soccer competition in which the prize is a cup

final de copa
We were lucky enough to get tickets for the cup final.
cup tie noun

one of a series of games in a football/soccer competition in which the prize is a cup

partido de copa
a cup tie between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
one’s cup of tea noun

the sort of thing one likes or prefers

preferencia, santo de la devoción de uno
Classical music is not my cup of tea.

(Translation of “cup” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)