Ultimate Chinese Vocabulary Word List for Computers and the Internet

Do you know how to say “tweet” in Chinese?

How about “email” or “blogger”?

Do you know the Chinese counterparts to Youtube, Google and Facebook?

If you’re curious, our Mandarin Chinese vocabulary list for computers and the internet has you covered – enjoy!

Types of Internet People

  • blogger —— 博主 —— bó zhŭ
  • male tech geek who stays home all the time —— 宅男 —— zhái nán
  • female tech geek who stays home all the time —— 宅女 —— zhái nǚ
  • internet friend—–网友—–wǎng yǒu
  • netizen —— 网络公民 —— wăng luò gōng mín
  • “human flesh search engine” (not a person but the phenomenon) —— 人肉搜索 —— rén ròu sōu suŏ
  • hacker —— 黑客 —— hēi kè
  • venture capital (not a person, but venture capital itself) —— 风险投资 —— fēng xiǎn tóu zī
  • user —— 用户 —— yòng hù
  • administrator —— 管理员 —— guăn lĭ yuán
  • moderator—–版主—–bǎn zhǔ
  • programmer —— 程序设计师 —— chéng xù shè jì shī
  • computer programming (the activity not the person) —— 电脑编程 —— diàn năo biān chéng
  • developer —— 开发人员 —— kāi fā rén yuán

Famous Computer / Internet People

  • Alibaba founder  —— 马云 —— mă yún
  • Baidu (China’s most populous search engine) founder —— 李彦红 —— lĭ yàn hóng
  • Former Microsoft and Google China CEO  —— 李开复 —— lĭ kāi fù
  • Foxconn CEO  —— 郭台铭—— guō tái míng
  • Lenovo founder —— 柳传志 —— liŭ chuán zhì
  • Tencent CEO —— 马化腾 —– mǎ huà téng


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Internet sites

  • the internet —— 互联网 —— hù lián wăng
  • Baidu (Chinese Google – most popular search engine ) —— 百度 —— băi dù
  • Sina (Chinese Yahoo) —— 新浪网 —— xīn làng wǎng
  • Google —— 谷歌 —— gǔ gē
  • Kaixinwang (social networking site, mainly for professionals) —— 开心网 —— kāi xīn wăng
  • Renrenwang (social networking site, mainly for students) —— 人人网 —— rén rén wǎng
  • Weibo (means “microblogging” and is like Chinese Twitter) —— 微博 —— wēi bó
  • Youku (Chinese Youtube) —— 优酷 —— yōu kù
  • QQ (Chinese instant messaging program) —— QQ
  • Taobao (Chinese eBay – site for online shopping ) —— 淘宝 táo băo
  • search engine —— 搜索引擎 —— sōu suŏ yĭn qíng

Things to Do and Types of Sites

  • social network —— 社交网络 —— shè jiāo wăng luò
  • e-commerce —— 电子商务 —— diàn zĭ shāng wù
  • podcast —— 播客 —— bō kè
  • blog —— 博客 —— bó kè
  • webpage —— 网页 —— wăng yè
  • chartroom —— 聊天室 —— liáo tiān shì
  • internet cafe —— 网吧 —— wăng bā
  • bbs —— 论坛 —— lùn tán
  • computer game —— 电脑游戏 —— diàn năo yóu xì
  • video game —— 电玩 —— diàn wán
  • internet game —— 网游(网络游戏)—— wǎng yóu
  • internet shopping —— 网购(网上购物)—— wǎng gòu

Internet “Verbs”

  • tweet (from Weibo, China’s Twitter) —— 发微博 —— fā wēi bó
  • a post (on a blog) —— 帖子 —— tiě zi
  • online —— 上线 —— shàng xiàn
  • offline —— 离线 —— lí xiàn
  • comment —— 评论 —— píng lùn
  • reply —— 回复 —— huí fù
  • accept —— 接收 —— jiē shōu
  • decline —— 拒绝 —— jù jué
  • register —— 注册 —— zhù cè
  • login /signin —— 登录 —— dēng lù
  • download —— 下载 —— xià zăi
  • upload —— 上传 —— shàng chuán
  • click —— 点击 —— diăn jī
  • double-click —— 双击 —— shuāng jī

Email

  • inbox —— 邮箱 —— yóu xiāng
  • an email —— 邮件 —— yóu jiàn
  • to send an email —— 发邮件 —— fā yóu jiàn
  • to forward —— 转发—— zhuǎn fā
  • to cc —— 抄送 —— chāo sòng
  • spam —— 垃圾邮件 —— lā jī yóu jiàn
  • file —— 文件 —— wén jiàn
  • document —— 文件 —— wén jiàn
  • access —— 接入 —— jiē rù
  • attachment —— 附件 —— fù jiàn
  • chart —— 表格 —— biăo gé
  • virus —— 病毒 —— bìng dú

Computer Hardware

  • hardware —— 硬件 —— yìng jiàn
  • computer —— 电脑 —— diàn năo
  • screen —— 屏幕 —— píng mù
  • keyboard —— 键盘 —— jiàn pán
  • key (on a keyboard) —— 键 —— jiàn
  • desktop computer —— 台式机 —— tái shì jī
  • mouse —— 鼠标 —— shŭ biāo
  • monitor —— 显示器—–xiǎn shì qì
  • CPU—– CPU
  • design —— 设计 —— shè jì

Computer Hardware Accessories

  • software —— 软件 —— ruăn jiàn
  • speakers —— 音响 —— yīn xiăng
  • microphone —— 话筒 —— huà tŏng
  • AC adapter —— AC适配器 —— AC shì pèi qì
  • disc —— 碟 —— dié
  • printer —— 打印机 —— dă yìn jī
  • button —— 按钮 —— àn niǔ
  • fax —— 传真 —— chuán zhēn
  • scanner —— 扫描仪 —— săo miáo yí
  • external hard drive —— 移动硬盘 —— yí dòng yìng pán
  • USB drive —— U盘—— U pán

Mobile Computer Hardware

  • laptop —— 笔记本 —— bǐ jì běn
  • touchpad —— 触摸板 —— chù mō băn
  • USB Interfaces —— USB接口 —— USB jiē kǒu

Mobile Devices

  • mobile device —— 移动设备 —— yí dòng shè bèi
  • device —— 设备 —— shè bèi
  • smartphone —— 智能手机 —— zhì néng shŏu jī
  • touchscreen —— 触摸屏 —— chù mō píng
  • camera —— 摄像头 —— shè xiàng tóu
  • earphones —— 耳机 —— ěr jī
  • headphones —— 头戴式耳机 —— tóu dài shì ěr jī
  • battery —— 电池 —— diàn chí
  • charger—–充电器 —— chōng diàn qì
  • data cable —— 数据线 —— shù jù xiàn
  • memory card —— 存储卡 —— cún chŭ kă
  • slots —— 插槽 —— chā cáo

Mobile Device Related

  • text message —— 短信 —— duǎnxìn
  • to send a text message —— 发短信— fā duǎnxìn
  • signal —— 信号 —— xìn hào
  • power —— 电源 —— diàn yuán
  • wireless —— 无线 —— wú xiàn
  • data —— 数据 —— shù jù
  • wifi —— 无线局域网 —— wú xiàn jú yù wăng
  • bluetooth —— 蓝牙 —— lán yá

iPhone

  • swipe (on a iphone) —— 滑动 —— huá dòng
  • iPhone app  —— iPhone 应用程序 —— iPhone yìng yòng chéng xù
  • iPhone app (another way to say it) —— iPhone 应用软件 —— iPhone yìng yòng ruǎn jiàn
  • app store —— 应用商店 —— yìng yòng shāng diàn
  • apple store —— 苹果零售店 —— píng guŏ líng shòu diàn
  • case —— 保护壳 —— băo hù ké
  • unlock —— 解锁 —— jiě suǒ

Browser Interface Terms

  • desktop —— 桌面 —— zhuō miàn
  • homepage —— 主页 —— zhŭ yè
  • menu bar —— 菜单栏 —— cài dān lán
  • link —— 链接 —— liàn jiē
  • internet address —— 网址 —— wăng zhĭ
  • address —— 地址 —— dì zhĭ
  • bookmark —— 书签 —— shū qiān
  • keyword —— 关键字 —— guān jiàn zì
  • pixel —— 像素 —— xiàng sù
  • bookmark —— 收藏夹——shōu cáng jiā
  • backup —— 备份 —— bèi fèn
  • image —— 图片 —— tú piàn
  • video —— 视频 —— shì pín

Technical Internet Terms

  • system —— 系统 —— xì tŏng
  • network —— 网络 —— wăng luò
  • firewall —— 防火墙 —— fáng huŏ qiáng
  • cloud computing —— 云计算 —— yún jì suàn
  • digital —— 数码的 —— shù mă de
  • broadband —— 宽带 —— kuān dài
  • memory —— 内存 —— nèi cún
  • meg (short for megabyte) —— 兆 (short for 兆字节) —— zhào (short zhào for zì jié)
  • gig (short for gigabyte) —— 千 (short for 千兆字节)  —— qiān (short for qiān zhào zì jié)


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8 Responses to Ultimate Chinese Vocabulary Word List for Computers and the Internet

  1. Dillon October 10, 2011 at 11:49 pm #

    Very nice list. As a computer geek, I need to add some of these to my vocabulary :) You don’t really get the chance to learn these words in class.

    • Alan October 10, 2011 at 11:51 pm #

      Thanks Dillon! Glad you like it. Yes I had to scratch my own itch as well. :)

  2. emily October 15, 2011 at 7:51 am #

    thanks alan! this really helps a lot!
    i’ve been struggling with theses words for a long time!
    do you think it is that possible for you to do a list of food words?
    thx

    • Alan October 15, 2011 at 8:10 am #

      Hi Emily,

      Thanks, I’m glad to hear that you find them helpful! Yes we’ll get around to a list of food words some time – thanks for the suggestion!

  3. Zach September 28, 2012 at 3:35 am #

    This is awesome! Thank you so much for taking the time to put this together. To echo a previous statement, you don’t get these in class.

  4. Mauro March 11, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    Amazing.
    Keep up the good work!

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