How do you say *cup*?

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How do you say *cup*?
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Mon, 04-28-2008 - 8:31am
In German, it's die Tasse or der Becher. I don't know if it's accurate, but I always think of die Tasse as a teacup because of the phrase "Tasse und Untertasse" (cup and saucer) and think of der Becher as a mug.
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Wed, 04-30-2008 - 11:50am

(Sorry to hop in here like this... I don't have kids but I love languages!)

Yes, Joelle, eine Tasse is a drinking cup, but ein Becher can be a mug, or something like a goblet, tumbler, cup for ice cream, etc.

I guess I'll contribute some more languages : )

In Italian, a drinking cup is "una tazza" (like a cup of coffee) or "una bicchiere" (like a glass of water) and other kinds of cups are called "una coppa."

In Cantonese, the word is "bui" with a high tone.

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Thu, 05-01-2008 - 8:55am
Thanks for sharing :)
I even looked up in my German/English dictionary and it didn't clear up my thoughts on "cup" :D
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