Quick answer
"Laptop" is a noun which is often translated as "el/la portátil", and "desktop" is a noun which is often translated as "el escritorio". Learn more about the difference between "laptop" and "desktop" below.
laptop(
lahp
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tap
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (computing)
a. el portátil
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la portátil
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I was working on my laptop when it suddenly turned off.Estaba trabajando en el portátil cuando de repente se apagó.
b. la computadora portátil
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
When I go on a trip, I always take my laptop with me.Cuando me voy de viaje, me llevo siempre mi computadora portátil.
c. el ordenador portátil
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Do you have a laptop or a desk top computer?¿Tienes un ordenador portátil o un ordenador de mesa?
d. el laptop
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la laptop
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Is it really that hard to find a laptop for under $600?¿De verás es tan difícil encontrar una laptop por menos de $600?
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desktop(
dehsk
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tap
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (computing)
a. el escritorio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I don't know how you stay organized with all of those icons on the desktop of your computer.No sé como te mantienes organizado con todos esos iconos en el escritorio de tu computador.
2. (electronics)
a. el computador de escritorio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If you don't need to travel for work, a desktop will give you better bang for your buck.Si no necesitas trabajar cuando viajas, te rendirá más el dinero con un computador de escritorio.
b. la computadora de escritorio
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It's easier for an engineer to work on a desktop with two monitors.Para un ingeniero, es más cómodo trabajar con una computadora de escritorio con dos monitores.
c. el ordenador de sobremesa
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I already have a laptop, but I want a desktop for doing video editing.Ya tengo un portátil, pero quiero un ordenador de sobremesa para realizar la edición de vídeos.
3. (furniture)
a. la tapa del escritorio
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The desktop was covered with stacks of old papers, cigarrette ashes and dust.La tapa del escritorio estaba llena de pilas de papeles viejos, ceniza de cigarrillo, y polvo.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (used on a desk)
a. de escritorio
My desktop computer from the 1980s has been collecting dust in my attic.Mi computadora de escritorio de los años 1980 está acumulando polvo en la buhardilla.
b. de mesa
I'm really excited about the desktop pencil-sharpener I just had installed.Estoy muy entusiasmada con el sacapuntas de mesa que acabo de instalar.
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