コップ

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch kop and also from Portuguese copo. Cognate (via Late Latin cuppa) with カップ (kappu), from English cup.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ko.p.pu/, [ko̞ppɯ̥ᵝ]

Noun[edit]

コップ (romaji koppu)

  1. a drinking glass, a tumbler

Usage notes[edit]

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

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