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In the context of the game industry, engagement is the voluntary act of a person to participate in an experience.

How should I translate this word into Spanish? The Spanish Wikipedia page for engagement says that this word can be used in Spanish, but is it correct to use it in scientific research?

The following translations don't mean the same as engagement to a game:

  • compromiso, obligación, contrato: it's not an obligatory activity; it's an action that a person wants to perform.
  • cita: it's not a relationship between two people; it's an activity between a person and a computer.

An example:

Through a consistent and insightful approach to teaching, dynamic learning will be assured within this very important aspect of engaging the nursing student within the learning process.

  • Por curiosidad, ¿por que haces la pregunta en inglés si no eres angloparlante (nativamente hablando claro)? – YoMismo Feb 11 '15 at 16:23
  • @YoMismo soy nuevo en el sitio y pense que necesariamente se tenia que hacer en Inglés. – Arturo Volpe Feb 11 '15 at 17:04
  • No, al contrario. De hecho si alguien está aprendiendo Español creo que es mejor que practique en lugar de ir a lo cómodo de escribir en Inglés. Pero esto es una opinion personal. – YoMismo Feb 12 '15 at 7:21
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As an added note, although involucrarse is used, as was pointed out before, another option is implicarse:

El grado de implicación de las personas en los objetivos de la empresa.

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I have understood that enganchamiento (hook) is said, but these neologisms never have a very long life.

In my work environment involucramiento (involvement) is used, and it seems an acceptable translation.

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    I believe involucrar works better in the example given by the OP "...dentro de este importante aspecto de involucrar al estudiante de enfermería en el proceso de aprendizaje" – deStrangis Feb 11 '15 at 11:19
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To engage with a game: Vincularse, Involucrarse.

However in LatinAmerica at the app and game development slang, currently the word engagement is vastly and properly used, and indeed is the word that defines the actual and material engagement of a user with an app or game. Here an anglicism is used to define the engagement.

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Previously, engagement was used mostly in the sense of "commitment", for example with a cause, movement, mission, etc. It could be translated as "compromiso," just as one would do for a couple who is engaged to be married.

Currently we see this word more and more in the sense of

Engage: To attract and hold the attention of; engross: a hobby that engaged her for hours at a time. (American Heritage)

For this meaning, which I believe is what you were asking about, I like to use a down-to-earth term that gets past the buzz word and down to what's really going on when someone is engaged in learning or playing a game:

despertar / mantener el interés

For the noun engagement I would make some adjustments so as to use the verb form, or perhaps use nivel de interés (level of interest). (In fact, "level" or "levels" is often part of the original sentence in English.)

Examples of usage:

(1) This game gets a high level of engagement.

Este juego logra mantener el interés.

(2) Dynamic learning is an important aspect of engaging the nursing student.

El aprendizaje dinámico es un aspecto importante de despertar y mantener el interés del estudiante de enfermería.

(Hopefully the rest of the article would have made clear what was meant by "dynamic learning" -- which I took to mean things like hands-on activities, interactive lecture style, etc.)

(3) When engagement is high, teaching is effective.

Con altos niveles de interés, la enseñanza es eficaz.

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Just to add a point. On military terminology the expression rules of engagement which is used to define the different commitments that must be fullfilled during combat is translated into spanish as reglas de compromiso

I prefer the proposed involucrarse, however it seems that compromiso is also accepted and used

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