Grammar & Vocabulary

Tech Vocabulary

«Mary, ¿puedes darme la contraseña del wifi?»

Here is a vocabulary list with some common tech/computer terms.

1. Concepts for which we have an actual word in Spanish:

Enlace – link

Copiar/pegar – copy/paste

Bandeja de entrada – inbox

Borradores – drafts

CC (Copia de carbón) – CC (Carbon copy)

CCO (Copia de carbón oculta) – BCC (Blind carbon copy)

La nube – the cloud

La aplicación – the app

El programa – the software/the program

El sistema operativo – the operating system

La base de datos – the database

Descargar – to download

Subir – to upload

El disco duro – the hard drive

Iniciar sesión – to log in

Nombre de usuario – user name

Contraseña – password

Reiniciar – reboot/restart

Estar “caído” – to be “down”

2. Concepts for which we use the English term:

El wifi

El email (although we sometimes call it correo electrónico)

Internet (although we sometimes call it la red)

El firewall

La API

El bluetooth

El bug

El chat

El flash drive

El modem

El router

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