Translating the word “link”

With the rise in internet content translation work, I thought it might be useful to generate a list for the ever-varying term “link.”

So here is the question: How do you translate “link” into Spanish and what country is your Spanish from?

  • Enlace
  • Liga
  • Puntero
  • Vínculo
  • Conexión

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  1. Judy Jenner says:

    In Mexico, it’s mainly “enlace”, and since that’s where I grew up, I widely use that, unless the text is Spain-specific. For the big e-commerce site I localized here in the US, I stuck with “enlace” as the majority of US Hispanics are of Mexican descent.

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  2. Dou says:

    En España se usa “enlace” también en el contexto de Internet. Y ese término he estado usando en las traducciones para el mercado hispano de EE. UU.

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  3. Steven Capsuto says:

    I’m from the U.S. but my Spanish (which I’ve been speaking since I was kid) is from Spain.

    In Spain it’s definitely and overwhelmingly “enlace.”

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  4. Response from Judy Jenner on Twitter. Thanks Judy!

    “We use “enlace” for Mexican texts or US websites geared towards Hispanics (mainly of Mexican descent).🙂 “

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  5. Sarah Dillon says:

    Two more responses via Twitter, FYI:

    “”Enlace” is the most common word but you might also encounter “vinculo” – @terry_miguel

    “Depends on the country. In Spain and Argentina, web links are “enlaces”; in Mexico I think they prefer “ligas”; etc.” – @nj_linguist

    Interesting discussion!

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  6. Sarah:

    I was interpreting for a Webex project last month that involved calling several clients in Mexico, and I definitely noticed a certain preference or “ligas”, though I also heard “enlace” and “puntero”.

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