Technology Terms in Spanish

In our technologically advanced world, it is a given that you will need to use technological terms while traveling through a Spanish-speaking country. Whether you want to get the wifi password or your computer crashed and you have to get it repaired, refer to this list of useful vocabulary terms and expressions to get you through.

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Computers

Laptops are so compact now that we can take them just about anywhere, so there’s a good chance they will come along with you on a trip to a Spanish-speaking country. This list of terms may come in handy if your computer crashes on you or you need to take it in for repairs.

la computadora/el ordenador

computer

el portátil/laptop

laptop

la pantalla

monitor/screen

el ratón

mouse

el teclado

keyboard

la memoria

memory

el disco duro

hard drive

el micrófono

microphone

los altavoces

speakers

el cable

cable

el archivo

file

los audifonos/auriculares

headphones

la tableta

tablet

la memoria USB

USB memory stick

la impresora

printer

No se enciende mi computadora.

My computer won’t turn on.

Se estrelló mi computadora.

My computer crashed.

¿Cuánto me va a costar para reparar?

How much will it cost to repair?

Internet

The Internet is essential to be able to keep in touch with family and friends, check email, post on social media and so much more. These terms will come in handy no matter what Spanish-speaking country you’re traveling through.

el Internet

Internet

el wifi

wifi

la conexión al Internet

Internet connection

el acceso al Internet

Internet access

estar en línea/conectado

to be connected to the internet/online

la velocidad

speed

la banda ancha

broadband

la red

network

el navegador

web browser

la contraseña/clave

password

el correo electrónico

email

la dirección

address (website or email)

la arroba

"@" symbol

el punto

“dot” in Internet addresses

la página web

web page

las redes sociales

social media

el enlace

link

¿Tiene/tienen wifi?

Do you have wifi?

¿Cuál es la contraseña/clave para el wifi?

What is the password for the wifi?

No funciona el Internet.

The internet isn’t working.

Cell Phones

International SIM cards and even cell phones have become so inexpensive that you will most likely stop by a phone store to pick one up. Use these terms when talking about phone plans and services in Spanish.

el celular/móvil

cell phone

el teléfono inteligente

smartphone

el plan de telefonía móvil

cell phone plan

el paquete de internet

data plan

la cobertura

cell phone service/coverage

una llamada internacional

international phone call

las megas

megabytes

la aplicación

app

No hay cobertura.

I don’t have service here.

Quiero agregar mas megas a mi servicio celular.

I want to add more data to my phone plan.

¿Cuál es tu número?

What’s your number?

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Verbs Related to Technology

Apart from terms and expressions, you may find yourself searching for key verbs to describe something technological. Make sure to have this reference list of common verbs handy.

mandar un correo electrónico

to send an email

encender

to turn on

apagar

to turn off

iniciar sesión

to log-in

cerrar sesión

to log-off

subir

to upload

descargar

to download

instalar

to install

guardar

to save

borrar

to delete

cortar y pegar

cut and paste

imprimir

to print

hacer clic

to click

buscar en Google

to google

With this list of terminology, you should have no trouble navigating your way through any situation that requires technological Spanish vocabulary.