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Stop Being a N00b and Learn Computer Words In Chinese

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Many well-known electronic brands, such as Lenovo and parts for numerous other brands are still made in China. Shenzhen, a city in the south, boasts its own electronics district where thousands of sellers tout mobile phone screens, flash drives, and custom spec desktop computers. Also located in Shenzhen, is one of the biggest Foxconn factories in China (there are currently 12 altogether), that employs hundreds and thousands of workers to make parts for Apple products, such as the iPhone and iPad, Amazon’s Kindle, Nintendo and also Playstation. Most recently, Tianjin, a northern city in China became home to Tianhe-1A, currently the fastest computer in the world.

At the bottom of this article, you can check out an awesome infographic, originally from the International Business Times, that shows 10 things that Chinese manufactures more than anyone else in the world.

Since Chinese is such an old written language, new words for modern conveniences are often created from characters that already exist in Chinese. For example, the word for computer in Chinese is 电脑 (diàn nǎo), which literally translates to ‘electric brain’. Because of this, learning more ‘specific’ words in Chinese are probably more easily remembered than the basics, because they’re often just a combination of characters you have already learned.

Building your own computer, or being ‘tech savvy’, is now no longer restricted to the pros or young people with degrees and most people have their own computer at home or access to one in a public space. Below is a list of computer related words that covers computer hardware, software, keyboard keys and many other useful computing vocabulary that you might need to discuss, build or fix computers.

Computer words in Chinese

硬件 (yìng jiàn) Hardware

电脑 (diàn nǎo) Computer

显示器 (xiǎn shì qì) Monitor

鼠标 (shǔ biāo) Mouse

键盘 (jiàn pán) Keyboard

移动 (yí dòng) mobile

设备 (shè bèi) device

音频设备 (yīn pín shè bèi) sound card/audio card (computer)

输入设备 (shū rù shè bèi) input device (computer)

游戏设备 (yóu xì shè bèi) gaming device/controller (for computer or console)

内存 (nèi cún) RAM / computer memory

快捷键 (kuài jié jiàn) shortcut keys

快捷方式 (kuài jié fāng shì) shortcut keys

软件 (ruǎn jiàn) Software

软件包 (ruǎn jiàn bāo) software package

免费软件 (miǎn fèi ruǎn jiàn) freeware

应用软件 (yìng yòng ruǎn jiàn) application software

杀毒软件 (shā dú ruǎn jiàn) antivirus software

流氓软件 (liú máng ruǎn jiàn) malware (computing)

操作系统 (cāo zuò xì tǒng) operating system

漏洞 (lòu dòng) bug

内测 (nèi cè) α (Alpha)

公测 (gōng cè) β (beta)

文件 (wén jiàn) files

上传 (shàng chuán) Upload

下载 (xià zǎi) Download

备份 (bèi fèn) Backup

加载 (jiā zài) load

文件夹 (wén jiàn jiā) folder

保存 (bǎo cún) save

重命名 (chóng mìng míng) rename

音频文件 (yīn pín wén jiàn) audio file (computer)

桌面 (zhuō miàn) Desktop

壁纸 (bì zhǐ) wallpaper

设置 (shè zhì) settings

首页 (shǒu yè) Homepage

窗口 (chuāng kǒu) Window

防火墙 (fáng huǒ qiáng) Firewall

取消 (qǔ xiāo) cancel

复制 (fù zhì) copy

粘贴 (nián tiē) paste

剪切 (jiǎn qiē) cut

安装 (ān zhuāng) Setup / install

应用 (yìng yòng) application

查找 (chá zhǎo) find

替换 (tì huàn) replace

退出 (tuì chū) quit

运行 (yùn xíng) run

字体 (zì tǐ) font

表格 (biǎo gé) table

卸载 (xiè zài) uninstall

浏览器 (liú lǎn qì) Browser

分享 (fēn xiǎng) share

评论 (píng lùn) comment

插件 (chā jiàn) plug-in

历史记录 (lì shǐ jì lù) history

书签 (shū qiān) bookmarks

帮助 (bāng zhù) help

刷新 (shuā xīn) to refresh a page

购物车 (gòu wù chē) Shopping cart

搜索 (sōu suǒ) search

搜索结果 (sōu suǒ jiéguǒ) search result

黑客 (hēi kè) Hacker

链接 (lián jiē) link

返回 (fǎn huí) back

电子邮件 (diàn zǐ yóu jiàn) Email

登录 (dēng lù) log in

注册 (zhù cè) sign in

邮箱 (yóu xiāng) mailbox

发送 (fā sòng) send

附件 (fù jiàn) attachment

垃圾邮件 (lā jī yóu jiàn) spam

                   

Things China Makes More of

Original article found on IBTimes.com

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