What Spanish words can be used to describe a cap, cover, lid, or top (in other words, something placed on top of something, usually to close an opening)? What is the difference between tapa and tapón? What other words describe this concept?
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Let's see what RAE says:
So tapa is a generic cover, whereas a tapón is usually introduced in, or screwed on the hole it covers. Of course, it is not only used for vessels.
The word "cover" can be translated as cubierta, but I would say that a cubierta covers the whole object it protects.
Tapa Is a lid or cover it basically goes on the outside or top of the container. Where Tapon goes on the inside of the top of container. "Los vinos buenos tinen un tapon de corcho y los baratos tinen una tapa."