Quick answer
"Control" is a noun which is often translated as "el control", and "alt" is an abbreviation which is often translated as "tecla Alt". Learn more about the difference between "control" and "alt" below.
control(
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trol
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (power)
a. el control
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The rebels now had control of the city.Los rebeldes ya tenían el control de la ciudad.
2. (ability to restrain)
a. el control
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Perdió el control del vehículo.He lost control of the vehicle.
3. (regulation)
a. el control
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There's a new law on gun control.Hay una nueva ley sobre el control de armas.
4. (button, switch)
a. el control
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Where's the volume control?¿Dónde está el control del volumen?
b. el botón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The brightness control is on the side.El botón del brillo está al costado.
5. (mastery)
a. el control
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
That soccer player has great ball control.Ese jugador de fútbol tiene un excelente control del balón.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to have power over)
a. controlar
The director controls the whole company.El director controla toda la empresa.
7. (to restrain)
a. controlar
The teacher didn't seem able to control her class.Parecía que la profesora no podía controlar la clase.
8. (to regulate)
a. controlar
We have introduced a series of measures to control expenditure.Hemos introducido una serie de medidas para controlar los gastos.
b. regular
This button controls the temperature.Este botón regula la temperatura.
9. (to operate)
a. controlar
The pilot could no longer control the plane.El piloto ya no podía controlar el avión.
10. (to control oneself)
a. controlarse
You must learn to control yourself!¡Tienes que aprender a controlarte!
controls
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
11. (devices that control a vehicle or machine)
a. los mandos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The controls in an airplane seem very complicated. I think the pilot has a difficult job.Los mandos de un avión parecen muy complicados. Creo que el piloto tiene un trabajo difícil.
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alt
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
1. (alternate)
a. la tecla Alt
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Which Alt do I use? The one on the left or the right side of the keyboard?¿Cuál tecla Alt uso? ¿La del lado izquierdo o derecho del teclado?
b. Alt
The shortcut for that function is Alt+7.El atajo de esa función es Alt+7.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (musical genre)
a. alternativo
The music label specializes in alt country and bluegrass.El sello discográfico se especializa en country alternativo y bluegrass.
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