Monday, December 4, 2006

Emails


Today’s topic is definitely everyday vocabulary. I’m sure all you have an email address and probably check it daily. I hope you find this useful.

Basic Vocabulary

  • Email = Correo electrónico (we also say “email”)
  • Email address = Dirección de correo electrónico
  • @ = arroba
  • My account = Mi cuenta
  • User name = Usuario
  • Password = Contraseña
  • Sign in = entrar
  • Sign out = salir
  • Compose = Redactar
  • Send = Enviar
  • Receive = Recibir
  • Reply = Responder
  • Reply to sender = Responder al remitente
  • Reply to all = Responder a todos
  • Forward = Reenviar
  • Inbox = Bandeja de entrada
  • Outbox = Bandeja de salida
  • Trash = Papelera
  • Spam = Correo no deseado
  • Incoming mail = Correo entrante
  • Outgoing mail = Correo saliente


When you compose a message, you’ll need to type the following info:

  • To = Para (destinatario)
  • CC (Carbon Copy) = CC (Con Copia)
  • BCC (Blind Carbon Copy) = CCO (Con Copia Oculta)
  • Subject = Asunto
  • Message = Mensaje

You may want to use formatting in your message…

  • Font (font face or font name) = Tipo de letra, Fuente
  • Font size = Tamaño de la fuente
  • Font/Text color = Color de la fuente/texto
  • Highlight = Resaltar
  • Bold = Negrilla
  • Italic = Itálica, Cursiva
  • Underline = Subrayado
  • Strike = Tachado
  • Lista = List
  • Bullets = Viñetas
  • Numbering (list) = Lista numérica
  • Increase/Decrease indent = Aumentar/Disminuir sangría
  • Align text = Alinear el texto
  • Justify text = Justificar el texto
  • Stationery (backgrounds to an email) = (Diseño de) Fondo

You may also want to:

  • Insert an emoticon = Insertar una carita
  • Create a hyperlink = Crear un enlace/hipervínculo
  • Attach a file = Adjuntar un archivo
  • Check spelling = Revisar o Comprobar ortografía
  • Insert signature = Insertar firma
  • Save (as) draft = Guardar como borrador
  • Cancel = Cancelar

Some email services (such as Yahoo!, Gmail and Hotmail) also offer:

  • Calendar = Calendario
  • Notepad = Block de notas
  • Address book = Agenda (de contactos)

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