ASK A QUESTION What gender is a computer ,el computador ,o la computadora ?
A SPANISH Teacher was explaining
to her class that in
Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine.
'House' for instance is feminine: 'La casa'
'Pencil' however is masculine:'el lapiz'.
The teacher split her class into two groups ,
and asked them to decide whether a computer was
male or female .
The mens group decided that 'computer was definitely
female , 'La computadora' because,
1) No one but their creator understands their logic.
2)The native language they use to communicate
with other computers is incomprehensible to
3) Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long memory
for possible retrieval; and
4) As soon as you make a commitment to one ,
you will find yourself spending half your paycheck
on accessories for it.
The women's group, however concluded that
computers should be Masculine (el computador),
1) In order to do anything with them ,
you have to turn them on.
2) they have a lot of data but still can't think for themselves.
3) They are supposed to help you solve problems,
but half the time they ARE the the problem;
4) As soon as you commit to one , you realise
that if you had waited a little longer , you could
have obtained a better model .
What do you think ?
In México it is computadora, or as the "jóvenes" say " compu"
"Computer" is male or female?
Depending on different countries, it can be "male" or "female"
Both of them, in Mexico we say la computadora but in other countries like in Spain I think,they say el computador.
In Mexico, its called la computadora. I'm not sure about el computador though.
In Spain they say, "el ordenador."
Ray you did it again!
I am a man so I'll support my team!
What gender is a computer?
You always plug male connectors into a computer:
male usb, male dvi, male hdmi, male vga, male RS 232 etc.
In my house we usually call it that #@$%^(*& machine. It knows who we are talking about.
This is an interesting post, Ray. No wonder computer has the potential for two genders. It definitely depends on how your computer is behaving. Some days my computer is la computadora and other days it is el computador, but on this website, I bet we should use el ordenador....
Out of jokes it is "la computadora " if you are talking of the laptop, desk top, I mean, the object. If you are speaking for example of the man who count the votes on an election he is called "el computador" . In spain the computer is "el ordenador "