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English term or phrase:host computer
Spanish translation:computadora (ordenador) principal (o anfitrión)
Entered by: CCW
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18:35 Aug 23, 2001
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: host computer
simple text messages can be sent to the host computer
Emilio Gironda
Local time: 18:10
computadora (ordenador) principal (o anfitrión)
Explanation:
To translate this as "el host" into Spanish is, my opinion, incorrect. This is the colloquial form, but the technically right expression is

"computadora (ordenador) principal (anfitrión)"

computadora = in Latin America
ordenador = in Spain

host = literally "anfitrión", but principal (main) is used more often

The most common form is "Computadora (ordenador) principal"

I hope it helps.
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Summary of answers provided
na +1hostCarolina Ramirez
na +1equipo hostAlfonso Romero
nacomputadora (ordenador) principal (o anfitrión)
CCW
na...equipo anfitrión...
Ramón Solá


  

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10 mins peer agreement (net): +1
host


Explanation:
The Spanish only uses "host" and drops the "computer". (el host).

From Microsoft Spanish Glossaries and professional experience.

Carolina Ramirez
Canada
Local time: 18:10
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 11

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Paola PCR: Justamente
2 hrs
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1 hr peer agreement (net): +1
equipo host


Explanation:
You can use "equipo" instead of computer, that´s the way I´ve used it for some time now.


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Alfonso Romero
Mexico
Local time: 17:10
PRO pts in pair: 103

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agree  Lafuente
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3 hrs
...equipo anfitrión...


Explanation:
A veces nos dejamos llevar por la Ley del Menor Esfuerzo y empleamos el término en inglés cuando existe una traducción al español con exactamente el mismo sentido. Dale un vistazo a...


    Reference: http://www.dit.ipm.es/~aalvarez/pitfalls/
Ramón Solá
Local time: 17:10
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 3952
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4 hrs
computadora (ordenador) principal (o anfitrión)


Explanation:
To translate this as "el host" into Spanish is, my opinion, incorrect. This is the colloquial form, but the technically right expression is

"computadora (ordenador) principal (anfitrión)"

computadora = in Latin America
ordenador = in Spain

host = literally "anfitrión", but principal (main) is used more often

The most common form is "Computadora (ordenador) principal"

I hope it helps.


    native Spa speaker with more than 15 years translatin IT-related texts
CCW
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 302
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