Internet Terms in Spanish and English

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The Internet

This is an attempt to give you almost all the words in Spanish connected with internet. The emergence of internet has been so rapid that most of the words are new and some words have not become stable yet. To the dislike of some Spaniards many terms are anglicisms and new verbs are being produced such as chatear, surfear etc: We have avoided these where a suitable Spanish word exists. It will be interesting to see what the "Real Academia Española" makes of all these new terms. Most of the words below are taken from my general knowledge of Spanish internet terms and also I have taken some words from the help files of Spanish browsers and email programmes.

English Spanish
/ barra
: dos puntos

@ (at)

arroba

address book

Libreta de direcciones

answer questions

responder a preguntas

attached files

archivos adjuntos

back (the name of the back button)

Atrás, Regresar

bandwidth

ancho de banda

banner

banner

bold

negrita

bookmark

Favorito, marcador

box (a little box on web forms)

casilla

browser (the programme)

navegador, explorador de Web

button

botón

check the box marcar la casilla

choose (imperative)

elija

click (imperative)

haga clic (usted) haz clic (tu)

credit card

tarjeta de crédito

cyberspace

ciberespacio (m)

database

base de datos

digital signature

firma digital

dot com

punto com

download

bajar, descargar, hacer un download, bajar archivos, capturar, copiar

drag

arrastrar

drop (as in drag and drop)

pegar

drop down list, drop down menu, pop-up menu

menu desplegable

email address

dirección de correo electrónico

encrypted mail

correo cifrado

FAQ (frequently asked questions)

preguntas más frecuentes, preguntas formuladas frecuentemente

file transfer

transferencia de ficheros

folder

carpeta

form

formulario

Forward (the name of the forward button)

adelante

frames: (as in frames pages)

marcos

guestbook

libro de visitas

handle (nickname)

apodo

homepage

página principal, página inicial

hyperlink

hiperenlace

icon

ícono

inbox

bandeja de entrada

ISP

proveedor de servicios Internet (also ISP)

keyboard

teclado

keyword

palabra clave

laptop computer

equipo portátil

link

enlace, vínculo

loop

bucle

lurker

mirón

lurking

fisgoneo, mironeo

message headings

encabezados de mensajes

modem

módem

motor de búsqueda

search engine

mouse

ratón

mouse button botón del ratón
mouse pad alfombrilla de ráton
netiquette etiqueta de la red, etiqueta de Internet

network

red

newsgroup grupo de noticias
newsgroup grupo de noticias

on-line auctions

subastas on-line

outbox

bandeja de salida

outgoing messages

mensajes salientes

password

contraseña

preferences

preferencias

public domain dominio publico
real time chat charla en tiempo real

reply to all

Responder a todos

rough copy

borrador

run (execute)

ejecutar

save

guardar

secure server

servidor seguro

secure web site

sitio Web seguro

sent box (in email programme)

elementos enviados

shopping cart

carro de la compra

SPAM (unwanted messages)

mensajes no deseados

stop (the stop button on the browser) detener

store

almacenar

subject (of an email message)

asunto

subscribe

suscribirse

surf

navegar

template

plantilla

the clipboard Portapapeles

the internet

internet (note that they don't use "el" before)

the little padlock you see on secure web sites.

icono de cerradura

the person a message is sent to

destinatario

the place (where something is kept)

la ubicación

to attach (to emails) adjuntar

to compose/write some text

redactar

to go back

regresar

to manage or look after.

gestionar

toolbar

barra de herramientas

trash, deleted items (in email programme)

elementos eliminados

updated, update, an update

actualizado, actualizar, una actualización

upload (verb) subir, cargar, copiar

user name

nombre de usuario

web page

página Web

web page address, url dirección de una página web, url

web site, site

sitio web, sitio

word wrap retorno automático de la palabra


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