100 Must-Know Computer Words in Spanish

by Maria Martin on Friday, October 25, 2019

Traveling abroad to learn Spanish can be a great challenge, but it can also help you open new doors and paths, both academically and professionally. In order to make the challenge a little easier for you and taking advantage of the fact that we are in the month of computer learning, today we are going to talk about computer vocabulary in Spanish.

Click here to read this blog post in Spanish.

The Advancement of New Technology

You already know that emerging technologies are increasingly present in our routines, so we are forced to memorize new concepts frequently, even when we learn another language. New technology has really become part of our every day’s life, whether we are sitting in front of a laptop, using a desktop computer, or even surfing the web on our tablet or smartphone. Besides, it is also important to be able to hold a conversation and to use these concepts in a general context as they may come up time and time again!

Although the vocabulary of technology, especially that of information technology, is full of English origin words which you should identify, many of these terms have been translated or adapted to Spanish so they sound more natural to native speakers. Since it’s important to be accurate and to have a good command of vocabulary, this list will be very useful for you, particularly if you are interested in working in a Spanish speaking office environment or in doing business with Spanish clients or partners that might be using new technology items.

In this section, you will find the most commonly used words in Spanish to refer to hardware, software and interaction with programs which you might have to put in practice in computer related situations. If you are going to be in a situation where it is likely that you need these words, we recommend that you keep them close at hand until you have learned them off by heart, so that you can refer back to them in whatever situation may arise.

Computer Terms in Spanish

ENGLISH

SPANISH

Address

Dirección

App

Aplicación

“At” (symbol @)

Arroba

Attachment

Documento adjunto

Backup

Copia de seguridad

Battery

Batería

Browser

Navegador

Button

Botón

Cache

Caché

Chat

Conversación

Click

Clic

Clipboard

Portapapeles

Code

Código

Control Panel

Panel de control

Computer

Ordenador

Computing

Informática

Connect

Conectar

Copy and Paste

Copiar y pegar

Crash

Colgarse, bloquearse

Cursor

Cursor

Cut and Paste

Cortar y pegar

Cyberspace

Ciberespacio

Data

Datos

Database

Base de datos

Delete

Borrar

Desktop

Escritorio

Developer

Desarrollador

Digital

Digital

Disk

Disco

Domain

Dominio

Dot

Punto

Download

Descargar

Drag

Arrastrar

Data

Datos

E-mail

E-mail, correo electrónico

Execute

Ejecutar

File

Archivo

Flash memory

Memoria USB

Folder

Carpeta

Hacker

Pirata informático

Hacking

Piratear

Hard drive

Disco duro

Headphones

Auriculares

Home page

Página de inicio

Hyperlink

Hipervínculo

Icon

Icono

Inbox

Bandeja de entrada

Install

Instalar

Interactive

Interactivo

Internet

Internet

Item

Objeto

Key

Tecla

Keyboard

Teclado

Laptop

Portátil

Link

Link, enlace

Mailbox

Buzón

Mail server

Servidor de correo

Memory

Memoria

Memory card

Tarjeta de memoria

Menu

Menú

Message

Mensaje

Microphone

Micrófono

Modem

Módem

Mouse

Ratón

Network

Red

Operating system

Sistema operativo

Outbox

Bandeja de salida

Password

Contraseña

Print

Imprimir

Printer

Impresora

Privacy

Privacidad

Processor

Precesador

Reset

Reiniciar, resetear

Router

Router

Save

Guardar

Scanner

Escáner

Screen

Pantalla

Screenshot

Captura de pantalla

Search engine

Motor de búsqueda

Server

Servidor

Software

Software, programa

Smartphone

Teléfono inteligente, smartphone

Social networks

Redes sociales

Spam

Correo no deseado, spam

Speakers

Altavoces

Subject

Asunto

Tab

Pestaña

Tag

Etiqueta, etiquetar

Toolbar

Barra de herramientas

Turn on

Encender

Turn off

Apagar

Update

Actualizar

Upload

Cargar, subir

User

Usuario

Virus

Virus

Webcam

Cámara web

Web page

Página web

Website

Sitio web

Wi-Fi

Wifi

Window

Ventana

Wireless

Inalámbrico


And if you want to write the word español properly when using a computer, you will need a keyboard that contains the letter <ñ>. The other options are to copy and paste it or even enter its own symbol code:

  • <Ñ> Uppercase: ALT + 0209
  • <ñ> Lowercase: ALT + 0241

At don Quijote, we hope you’ve enjoyed this blog post and, especially, that you put these terms into practice so that you will be able to use them as a real native speaker.

 


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