A Kid’s Guide to Electronics in Spanish
Our digitalized era grabs kids’ attention with every new technological creation that comes out. This fun vocabulary guide on electronics in Spanish, your child or student can learn new ways to talk about electronics in Spanish and reinforce what they’ve learned with engaging, downloadable activities.
How Do You Say ‘Electronics’ in Spanish’?
For starters, how do you say “electronics” in Spanish? The literal translation is los electrónicos, but the most common way to refer to them is: los aparatos electrónicos.
Electronics in Your Kid’s Bedroom
More often than not, kids have los aparatos electrónicos (electronic devices) in their bedroom, which becomes a great opportunity for you to practice this vocabulary along with them!
Here are some of the most common electronics in Spanish:
- Electric outlet – el enchufe
- Cell phone – el celular
- Television – el televisor or la televisión
- Remote control – el control remoto
- Radio – la radio
- Video games – los videojuegos
- Video game console – la consola de videojuegos
- Battery – la batería
- Keyboard – el teclado
- Laptop – la computadora portátil*
- Desktop – la computadora de escritorio*
PRO TIP! You will find that Spanish has borrowed many of the English words for these items.
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A full list of downloadable activities available in this blog post. Includes “Find the electronic devices” word searches, labels to place all over your house, and fun memory games.
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Electronics for the Whole Family
Who says you can’t have fun learning a new language with common objects like consumer electronics? These include all electronic appliances used in your household. The Spanish translation of this is la electrónica de consumo, and you’ll be surprised at how easy it’ll be to practice your fluency in Spanish while doing your everyday tasks at home.
- Refrigerator – el refrigerador
- Microwave – el microondas
- Toaster oven – el horno tostador
- Washing machine – la lavadora
- Drying machine – la secadora
- Digital camera – la cámara digital
- Printer – la impresora
- Waffle maker – la wafflera
- Coffee maker – la cafetera
- Scanner – el escáner
- WiFi Router – el router de WiFi
- Air Fryer – la freidora de aire
Spanish Phrases About Electronics
These phrases are useful to communicate about everyday tasks and safety related to electronics:
Ten cuidado con el enchufe.
Be careful with the outlet.
Dame el control remoto, por favor.
Give me the remote control, please.
¿Cuántos videojuegos tienes?
How many video games do you have?
¿Estás jugando en la consola de videojuegos?
Are you playing on the video game console?
Debemos llamar al técnico.
We have to call the technician.
Usa el microondas.
Use the microwave.
Tu ropa está en la lavadora.
Your clothes are in the washing machine.
Usa la secadora.
Use the drying machine.
¿Necesitas usar la impresora?
Do you need to use the printer?
La comida está en el refrigerador.
Food is in the refrigerator.
El router de WiFI no funciona.
The WiFi router is not working.
Hay café fresco en la cafetera.
There’s fresh coffee in the coffee maker.
Hice el desayuno en la nueva wafflera.
I made breakfast with the new waffle maker.
Portable Electronic Devices in Spanish
I’m sure you’re wondering, “What about the electronics my kid loves to carry around all over the house? What are those called in Spanish?”
Here’s a list of those electronics that you and your family love to use daily:
- Speaker – la bocina
- Bluetooth speaker – la bocina bluetooth
- Cell phone charger – el cargador de celular
- Headphones – los audífonos
- Smartwatch – el reloj inteligente
- Bluetooth headphones – los audífonos bluetooth
- Tablet – la tablet
- Wearable electronics – las prendas electrónicas
It’s a lot easier to talk about devices when you know the appropriate verbs that you need to use each of them, right?
Verbs to Talk About Electronics in Spanish
To plug – conectar
Necesito conectar mi celular.
I need to plug in my cell phone.
To unplug – desconectar
Por favor, desconecta el televisor.
Please, unplug the television.
To turn on – encender
Puedes encender la consola de videojuegos ahora.
You can turn on the video game console now.
To turn off – apagar
Apaga la radio.
Turn off the radio.
To turn up – subir el volumen
No le subas el volumen al televisor.
Do not turn up the television.
To turn down – bajar el volumen
Por favor, baja el volumen de la bocina.
Please, turn down the speaker volume.
To charge – cargar
Carga las baterías.
Charge the batteries.
To play music – Poner música
Deberíamos poner música en la radio.
We should play music on the radio.
To connect – conectarse
Mi celular no se conecta al WiFi
My phone doesn’t connect to WiFi.
To disconnect – desconectarse
Mi laptop se desconectó del WiFi.
My laptop disconnected from WiFi.
Learning Strategies for Your Kid
Since electronics is such a common vocabulary that it’s easily used daily, there are many strategies to learn how to say them in Spanish.
Don’t you think it’s easy to learn something new when it’s surrounding you all the time? When teaching vocabulary about electronics in Spanish, you can place labels on the electronics with their translations in Spanish. That way, every time your kid uses it, they will read the word and learn it in no time!
As we’re keeping it fun, why not play games with your child or student? With a memory game, you can enhance a kid’s memory as they learn a new language.
If your child is fond of reading or bedtime stories, use this as an advantage to use bilingual books that have stories or phrases translated from English to Spanish.
Even if many parents don’t want their kids watching a lot of TV shows these days, some cartoons can be useful for your kid as they learn the meaning of words in Spanish and are entertained at the same time.
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