Spanish Phrases: Using computers in Spanish

On this page, we look at some general vocabulary to do with computers, in particular the names of parts of computers. On the next page, we look at some computer-related phrases.

See the Javamex web site for a more technical Spanish computing glossary.

General computing words

una computadora-a computer (Latin America)
un ordenador-a computer (Spain)
una máquina-a machine
la informática-computing, IT
la computación-computing
la programación-programming
un usuario-a user
un archivo-a file
un programa-a program
una aplicación-an application
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Parts of the computer

el teclado-the keyboard
una tecla-a key
la pantalla-the screen
el ratón-the mouse
el botón izquierdo/derecho-the left/right button
periféricos-peripherals
el RAM-the RAM
el procesador-the processor
la memoria-the memory
el disco (duro)-the (hard) disk
una memoria USB-a penstick, USB memory stick
una memoria flash-flash memory
el módem-the modem
la impresora (láser)-the (laser) printer
la tarjeta de red inalámbrica-the wireless network card
el reproductor de CD-the CD player
el reproductor de DVD-the DVD player
el grabador de CD/DVD-the CD/DVD burner
el puerto USB-the USB port
el micrófono-the microphone
los bafles-the speakers (Spain)
las bocinas-the speakers (Latin America)
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Types of computer

una laptop-a laptop
una máquina de escritorio-a desktop machine
una netbook-a netbook
una Palmpalma Palm
un PDA-a PDA
una consola (de videojuegos)-a (games) console
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See also...

On the next page, we give some phrases for describing computer-related activities such as browsing the web.


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