"A glass."

Translation:Un vaso.

June 17, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kmadaus

Throughout this lesson, un vaso and una taza have been used interchangably. Now, Duolingo says the answer is "una copa" and won't accept "una taza." I'm wrong.

Can anyone help me understand the difference between these threee words, or is this another Duolingo error?

June 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nc.chelle

Generally speaking ...

Vaso - glass - something in which you would serve a cold beverage like milk, soda, water, etc.

Taza - cup/mug - something in which you would serve a hot beverage like coffee, hot tea, or cocoa, may very well have a handle but doesn't have to, can also mean cup as in a measuring cup (Oh! And in Spanish you have a toilet cup not a toilet bowl - taza del baño.)

Copa - glass/drink - something in which you would serve an alcoholic drinks such as wine, champagne, the sort of cocktails that have little umbrellas, can also be used as a slang term for an alcoholic drink (¿Puedo comprarte una copa? Can I buy you a drink?)

http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/copa

http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/taza

http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/vaso

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoYNbYldm-8

FULL DISCLOSURE: Native English speaker - US, Southern Appalachian dialect. Other uses of English may vary. Advice about Spanish should be taken with a grain of salt.

June 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/engineer11235

I absolutely love how you broke this down, provided a notion of your native language and also sources. This is great. Keep up comments like this!

August 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maite654805

Your definitions are very good. Thank you nc.chelle. I would only add that "copa" is a stem glassware. It's useful to enter the word in a web browser and see the images it gives.

September 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John.Polyglot

Gracias

October 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alfonso853782

Is it "comprarte" when I buy for "you"? If I say "comprar" buying for my self?

November 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wynaut11

No you'd use comprarme not comprar. The me and tell who to object is going to. Also if you want to say "I buy myself..." you'd say "Me compro..." In the sentence "¿Puedo comprarte una copa?" (Can I buy you a drink) They used comprarte because puedo is already conjugated so you have to use the infinitive comprar.

December 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/beans102

If duolingo isn't going to provide more detail about what's in the cup, all three translations of the word should be accepted as correct answers

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Valrie72w

Why una for a and un for a?

August 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ashley120975

something that helps me is that a vase holds water

October 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RileyHarri663290

I typed the correct answer and it said that it was wrong

November 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eleanora454185

Same!!!!!!!

February 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JannatulFe820305

Why is it "un" not "una" ?

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nc.chelle

In Spanish, nouns are either masculine or feminine. A masculine noun must use masculine articles and adjectives. A feminine noun must use use feminine articles and adjectives. "Un" is the masculine translation of "a" or "an". "Una" is the feminine translation. "Tazo" is a masculine word and needs "un".

There is no particular reason that a word is masculine or feminine; however, in general, nouns that end with "o" are masculine, and words that end with "a" are feminine. There are exceptions. You will learn them as you go.

Masculine and Feminine Nouns https://www.spanishdict.com/guide/masculine-and-feminine-nouns

Gender, an Inherent Characteristic of Spanish Nouns https://www.thoughtco.com/gender-inherent-characteristic-of-spanish-nouns-3079266

10 Facts About Gender in Spanish https://www.thoughtco.com/facts-about-gender-in-spanish-3079271

FULL DISCLOSURE: Native English speaker - US, Southern Appalachian dialect. Other uses of English may vary. Advice about Spanish should be taken with a grain of salt.

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dalia978719

Its meant for the Gender

January 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr.Beast1000

it is un because una would be feminine if you know what that means
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January 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/takethisstuff

This may or may not be helpful, but to remember the difference between vaso and Taza, I think of a glass vase (vaso).

January 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnthonyCol6

Both vaso and taza will be correct. Also, I use "baso" not "vaso" in my language.

September 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cherish975431

I answered taza and it didn't like it and copa hasn't been disgusted yet. I'm not sure.

June 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sikeryali

Taza = Cup

Vaso = Glass

December 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eleanora454185

Same thing whith that too!!!★★★

February 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Warbler33

Vaso is vase.

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoseMiguel357491

wow

April 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tess18616

There was no "una" to select

June 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JaRaGr101

I just reached level four in Restaurant, and now they're telling me that glass is copa, when they've told me all this time that glass is vaso. Unless I tested too early and was going to learn that copa could also mean glass, I dislike the fact that Duolingo is telling us that un vaso is incorrect for glass, because it is right and they never said that.

July 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JustinLoma2

So vasa doesnt mean glass any more... Huh

July 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sp.320

All I did was mistype vaso as vado and counted it wrong when it should be noticed as a typo

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nc.chelle

The computer is programmed for many typos; however, it doesn't tend to allow any typo that creates an actual word. Vado is a noun is Spanish that translates as either a ford (as in a river ford) or an entrance (such as a building entrance).

FULL DISCLOSURE: Native English speaker - US, Southern Appalachian dialect. Other uses of English may vary. Advice about Spanish should be taken with a grain of salt.

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CamilleHil10

I love this word

January 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eleanora454185

They said that "A cup" is "Un vidrio" !!!

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February 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dalia978719

Why is everyone saying Taza is difficult? ITS GLASS! VASO IS GLASS I DONT CARE ABOUT TAZA IM STILL LEARNING

January 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr.Beast1000

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January 31, 2019
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