I'm creating a checkbox captcha; in English the text is

"I am not a spam bot"

What is the proper way to say this for the Spanish language translation?

I should add I'm not necessarily looking for a word-for-word translation, but rather the proper phrase in Spanish that conveys this specific message.

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    The literal translation for 'spam' is 'correo basura'. So 'spam robot' is 'robot de correo basura' but it doesn't sound good in Spanish. Dec 19 '13 at 6:23
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    "spam" isn't really the word you want, even in English. You want to filter out all sorts of bots, not just those that generate spam.
    – Flimzy
    Dec 19 '13 at 11:02
  • I'd be tempted to go for "No soy un robot spam" (or "No soy un spam robot"). I would have thought spam is now a universally recognised word? Dec 19 '13 at 12:22

What I have seen in most of sites here in Chile:

"Soy humano!" (means you are human being so you are not a bot)

"No soy un robot" (means that in particular you are not a bot)

Remember that Spanish doesn't have a word literally meaning "Spam" since this is a term originated in USA, anyway most people who use a computer will understand you if you say "spam".

I think is a very difficult one...

  • marked as answer, I went with "no soy un robot" they seem to be happy with it, thanks Dec 19 '13 at 16:24
  • "spam" es un anglicismo más que aceptado en estos días, no veo ningún problema en usarlo.
    – ppp
    Dec 20 '13 at 20:48
  • De acuerdo, pero depende del contexto. En desarrollo de sitios y aplicaciones, utilizaría algo más entretenido que la simple traducción literal "no soy un spam-bot". Sólo para marcar una diferencia, usaría (y lo he visto) "soy humano" o "no soy un robot". Pero absolutamente de acuerdo, spam, email y otros términos computacionales se adoptaron como anglicismos. En ese sentido, los españoles son tradicionalmente mas reacios a adoptarlos, principalmente por la riqueza del idioma, siempre se puede adoptar o traducir los términos. Dec 22 '13 at 2:37

Literally: "No soy un robot de correo basura".

Most adequate translations would be those answered by @Diego Andrés Díaz Espinoza, particularly the second one "No soy un robot".

  • lol thanks for the literal one, I was curious if there was a word for junk mail in spanish :) Dec 19 '13 at 16:24

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