Spanish Word of the Day
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
navegador noun: browser
  • The word browser already existed in English with a different meaning before it was applied to an internet browser. Spanish too took an existing word, el navegador, which previously referred to navigators and navigation, and applied it specifically to internet browsers.
    el navegador líder the leading browser
  • The related verb navegar is used in an internet meaning too:to (net)surf.
    el navegador líder the leading browser
    En alguna ocasión ha navegado por Internet. He’s sometimes surfed the Web.
  • This is a metaphor based on the original meaning, to sail:
    el navegador líder the leading browser
    En alguna ocasión ha navegado por Internet. He’s sometimes surfed the Web.
    la imagen del yate real navegando por nuestras aguas the image of the royal yacht sailing in our waters
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