Handset

Spanish translation: Móvil. Teléfono móvil

01:08 Apr 15, 2005
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Manufacturing / Instructions
English term or phrase: Handset
Dear Spanish Translators,

How are you?

I would like to ask you a simple question.

Market where product will be released: Spain
Product: Mobile Telephone
Document: Instructions

The word "Handset" is translated as: Microteléfono and Teléfono

I would like to know if it is widely used in Spain "Microteléfono" to refer to a Mobile telephone.

I understand the term is correct when it is a part of a common telephone (los teléfonos instalados en casa, oficinas, etc).
But, when we mean a "mobile telephone" do the people call it: Microteléfono?

Some makers use "microteléfono". Look at this:
http://www.google.co.jp/search?hl=ja&q=microteléfono&btnG=Go...

Please, let me know your ideas, and kindly inform me if this is a new trendy way of calling the "mobile telephone"?

I believe it is: Teléfono móvil, and the people call it just "móvil".

I understand in Latin America and in the USA, it is referred as teléfono celular, portable, etc.

Please, notice that the product is to be launched in Spain.

Have a nice time! Thanks for your comments in advance!

Doris
Doris Fukuda
Spanish translation:Móvil. Teléfono móvil
Explanation:
Doris,

Your original comment is quite correct:

"I believe it is: Teléfono móvil, and the people call it just "móvil".

If there's a new trend towards calling it a "microteléfono" it must have started about 10 minutes ago.... :-)

The word is, however, used for the handset of a landline/fixed telephone.

Andy

This is exactly the case.
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Andy Watkinson
Spain
Local time: 22:11
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handset
Móvil. Teléfono móvil


Explanation:
Doris,

Your original comment is quite correct:

"I believe it is: Teléfono móvil, and the people call it just "móvil".

If there's a new trend towards calling it a "microteléfono" it must have started about 10 minutes ago.... :-)

The word is, however, used for the handset of a landline/fixed telephone.

Andy

This is exactly the case.


Andy Watkinson
Spain
Local time: 22:11
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 11

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Gabriela Rodriguez
58 mins

agree  Leopoldo Gurman: Beware of the microteléfono hype! =:)
2 hrs

agree  Ernesto de Lara
4 hrs

agree  Mar Brotons
6 hrs

agree  Teresa Gomez
10 hrs

agree  Claudia Luque Bedregal
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