clap and applaud

  • Hi

    Clapping is done purely with hands
    Applause is not just clapping and can include cheering + stamping feet

    Clapping is done by individuals and crowds
    Applause is more often done by a crowd

    Neal Mc
    I think in Spanish we establish the difference with the verbs "aplaudir" y "ovacionar".

    "Aplaudir" is to hit your hands.
    "ovacionar" inludes, other than the hitting with your hands, cheering and stamping feet