What's the difference between カップ and コップ

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I wonder what the difference is between カップ and コップ. Is there a difference or can they be used interchangeably?

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According to this website and a quick google:

コップ is used for any cup or mug, and is a general word for either.

カップ is specifically a cup/mug with a handle that you’d drink hot drinks out of.

グラス is a glass (cup).

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Thank you!

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In my Japanese class last week we learned マグカップ which I guess is another way of saying カップ, leaning into the mugness of a cup?

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So, for this sort of “what’s the difference between these two nouns” question, Google Image Search can help quite a lot. Stick each of them into the search box one by one, and see what sort of images it gives you.

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Don’t forget the difference between グラス and ガラス which both mean glass but of course different, distinguishable kinds :sob:

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And also the difference between ガラス and カラス :grin:

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And カラス and クラス?

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Any word, really.

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ガラスグラスカップコップ is a cohesive construction

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