Ok Google in Spanish

Windows Users general information

You have two basic options: type in cryptic codes or set up your keyboard differently. Typing in cryptic codes is cumbersome and frustrating. Usually, setting up your keyboard is the best way to go.

Setting up your keyboard actually means re-configuring your system so that it is easy to use your keyboard to create accented characters. “Re-configuring your system” may sound ominous, but it is really quite simple.

Searching and asking questions

Asking Google about anything

  • “How old is [name]?”
  • “Where was [name] born?’
  • “Who invented [anything you want to find]?”
  • “How tall is [name of person or building]?”
  • “What country is [anything you want to find] in?”
  • “What’s my commute like?”
  • “Will it rain tomorrow?”
  • “How far is [any business you want to find] from here?”
  • “What’s a good restaurant nearby?”
  • “Help me relax.”
  • “Where’s my hotel?”
  • “Browse [nameofwebsite.com],” when you want to go directly to the website.
  • “Go to [name of website],” when you want it to appear in a Google search.

Google can obviously turn to the internet for answers, but it can also search your Gmail inbox and some other places. For example, when we asked “Where’s my hotel?” it looked in Gmail and found an upcoming reservation.

Sports

  • “How is [say the name of the team] doing?”
  • “Results from [say the name of the team] last game.”
  • “When is [say the name of the team] next game?”
  • “Did [say the name of the team] win the last game?”

Weather

  • “Will it rain today?”
  • “What’s the weather like in [say location]?
  • “When is sunset?”
  • “What’s the temperature?”

Words

  • “What is the definition of [say the word]?”
  • “Define [say the word].”
  • “Synonyms for [say the word].”

Video

Mapas y viajes

  • ¿Como puedo ir a casa Andando?
  • ¿Cómo voy en tren a Madrid?
  • ¿Qué vuelos hay de Barcelona a Berlín para el segundo fin de semana de abril?
  • ¿Dónde estoy?
  • Navegar a [casa]
  • Cómo llegar a [Teruel]
  • Cómo llegar a [casa]
  • Mapa de [Mérida]
  • Encontrar [la catedral de Santiago]
  • Dónde está [Alexanderplatz]
  • Muéstrame [el restaurante más cercano]
  • Dirección de [Ministerio de Agricultura]
  • Lugares de interés [Berlín]
  • Distancia [de A Coruña a San Sebastián]
  • Llegar a [Madrid]
  • Llévame a [Lisboa]
  • Vuelos a [Madrid]
  • Vuelos de [Madrid] a [Lanzarote]
  • Autobús a [Cádiz] 
  • Tren a [San Sebastián]
  • Estado del vuelo [IB376]
  • Vuelo [IB376]

Send money with Google Assistant

As long as you have Google Pay set up on your phone, you can send money to people or request money from them using Google Assistant with commands like:

  • “Send [say contact name] $20.”
  • “Request $10 from [say contact name] for dinner tonight.”

Ajustes del sistema

  • Encender/apagar la linterna
  • Subir [volumen, brillo]
  • Bajar [volumen, brillo]
  • Nota
  • Tomar [foto]
  • Hacer [foto, vídeo]
  • Grabar [vídeo]
  • Añadir [nota, evento] 
  • Abrir [reloj, whatsapp, aplicación]
  • Bajar [brillo]
  • Poner [en vibración, en silencio, no molestar]  (abre configuración)
  • Activar [Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Linterna, modo avión]
  • Desactivar [Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Linterna, modo avión]
  • Ayuda

Mac Users

To get accents on the Mac, hold down the Option key, and while holding it down, type the letter e; then release those keys and type the letter that you want the accent to appear on:

  • á = Opt + e, then a
  • é = Opt + e, then e
  • í = Opt + e, then i
  • ó = Opt + e, then o
  • ú = Opt + e, then u

For the ñ, hold down the Option key while you type the n; release and type n again.

  • ñ = Opt + n, then n

To place the diaeresis over the u, hold down the Option key while pressing the u key; release and type u again.

  • ü = Opt + u, then u

The inverted punctuation marks are achieved as follows:

  • ¡ = Opt + 1
  • ¿ Opt + shift + ?

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