Quick answer
"Control" is a noun which is often translated as "el control", and "govern" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "gobernar". Learn more about the difference between "control" and "govern" below.
control(
kuhn
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trol
)
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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govern(
guh
-
vuhrn
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to rule)
a. gobernar
A military junta governed the country after the coup d'etat.Una junta militar gobernó el país después del golpe de estado.
2. (to restrain)
a. dominar
His ability to govern his emotions during crises has helped him achieve a lot in life.Su capacidad de dominar sus emociones en situaciones de crisis lo ha ayudado a lograr mucho en la vida.
3. (linguistics)
a. regir
The German preposition "durch" governs the accusative case.La preposición alemana "durch" rige el caso acusativo.
4. (to determine)
a. regular
Which law governs prenuptial agreements in the United States?¿Qué ley regula los acuerdos prenupciales en los Estados Unidos?
b. determinar
There are several factors that govern the currency exchange rate.Hay varios factores que determinan el tipo de cambio.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to rule)
a. gobernar
He governs with an eye toward the next campaign.Gobierna con la mirada puesta en la próxima campaña.
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