Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Tuesday August 21, 2012

copa, noun:

We’ve already come across copa to talk about a glass with a stem, especially a wineglass.

Sólo tomé una copa de vino.
I only had one glass of wine.

From this meaning comes the more general meaning of drink:

Te invito a una copa.
Let me buy you a drink.

It is also used in the set verbal phrase:

tomar una(s) copa(s)
to have a drink

Anoche fuimos a tomar unas copas en el puerto.
Last night we went to the harbour to have a drink.

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