How To Talk About Tech And The Internet In Portuguese

You’re already on the internet, so you might as well make it a language-learning experience.
September 21, 2020
How To Talk About Tech And The Internet In Portuguese

The best way to master Portuguese, or really any language, is to surround yourself with native speakers. We recognize, of course, that not everyone can just up and move to Brazil or Portugal, though. Fortunately, technology has made accessing a language much easier. Using electronic tools like the internet in Portuguese requires some preparation though. Namely, you have to learn some vocabulary.

To get you started, we collected the most common vocabulary for navigating tech and the internet in Portuguese. To hear each word or phrase pronounced by a native speaker, hit the play button next to each term.

Talking About Tech And The Internet In Portuguese

Portuguese Technology Vocabulary

the hardware — o hardware

the computer — o computador

the laptop — o laptop

the cable — o cabo

to charge — carregar

the keyboard — o teclado

the mouse — o mouse

the printer — a impressora

compatible — compatível

wireless — sem fio

the software — o software

to install — instalar

the click — o clique

the menu — o menu

the folder — a pasta

the file — o arquivo

to save — salvar

the bug — o defeito

offline — desconectado

to drag — arrastar

Portuguese Internet Vocabulary

the internet — a internet

the browser — o navegador

the link — o link

to load — carregar

the blog — o blog

the virus — o vírus

the pop-up — o pop-up

online — online

to download — baixar

to search — pesquisar

the email — o e-mail

the chat — o bate-papo

the message — a mensagem

the draft — o rascunho

the emoticon — o emoticon

the email address — o endereço de e-mail

to write — escrever

to open — abrir

the attachment — o anexo

to send — enviar

the social media — as mídias sociais

to sign up — se registrar

to log in — se conectar

the member — o membro

the password — a senha

popular — popular

the forum — o fórum

the community — a comunidade

the network — a rede

to follow — seguir

Portuguese Tech And Internet Phrases

I spend my time in front of the computer. — Eu passo meu tempo na frente do computador.

All of my files are gone. — Todos os meus arquivos sumiram.

You can download the program. — Você pode baixar o programa.

The keyboard is quite dirty. — O teclado está bem sujo.

Your password should be secret and hard to guess. — Sua senha deve ser secreta e difícil de adivinhar.

I follow some of my friends on Twitter so I can keep up with what they are doing. — Eu sigo alguns amigos no Twitter para ficar informado sobre o que andam fazendo.

I need to be online, I’ve got about a million emails to send. — Eu preciso estar online, tenho que enviar um milhão de e-mails.

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Thomas Moore Devlin
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.

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