カップ

JapaneseEdit

 
カップ: a tea cup with a handle, decorated with bamboo motif

EtymologyEdit

From English cup. Doublet (via Late Latin cuppa) of コップ (koppu), from Dutch kop and Portuguese copo.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

カップ (kappu

  1. cup or mug, specifically, one with a handle.
  2. prize cup
    Synonym: (-hai)
    ワールドカップWārudo KappuWorld Cup
  3. cup, a unit of measure
  4. cup, a part of a brassiere
    B(ビー)カップkappuB cup (brassiere size)

Usage notesEdit

カップ (kappu) refers specifically to cups with handles (mugs), as for coffee or Western tea, while コップ (koppu) refers to glass containers (tumblers), as for water.

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