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How to Navigate the Hispanic Web: Learning Spanish in The Internet Age

Updated: Aug 25, 2020

Are you trying to widen your experience of the Spanish language and increase your vocabulary? The internet is a perfect source of material to practice Spanish. We now have access to a stunning number of original resources, in the language, all from the comfort of our own homes.


Reading and listening to Spanish online is an ideal way to expand your Spanish vocabulary. You don’t need to restrict yourself to pre-prepared textbooks or Spanish learning sites. Why not subscribe to a blog in Spanish, or listen to Spanish radio via the internet as well?


One of the barriers to accessing content in Spanish online can be the vocabulary for navigating web pages and search engines. Below we will look at some of the key Spanish words and phrases that will help you find what you are looking for.


Buscar/ Una búsqueda/ Un buscador - To search/ a search/ a search engine


Descargar - To download


Subir - To upload


Una página web - A web page






Un enlace - A link


El correo basura - Junk mail


Un archivo – A file


Una carpeta – A folder


Una contraseña - A password


El nombre de usuario - Username


Una imagen - An image


La red – The web





I hope these phrases will be helpful as you start to look at websites in Spanish. Let me know if there are any words you feel should be added to this list in the comments. Which Spanish websites have you found useful in your learning journey? Happy surfing!

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Take a look at some of my other blog posts to find tips for fast-tracking your Spanish learning and for boosting your fluency in Spanish.



Hi, I am Karen. I am a languages tutor and blogger. I offer online tuition for students across the UK. I live in Tonbridge, in Kent, with my husband and my son. For me learning Spanish has meant fun, adventure, friendship and fulfilling work. I love sharing all that I have learnt with my students and via my blog. If you would like to receive 10% off your first online lesson, as well as regular updates and tips for learning Spanish, subscribe here.





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