Quick answer
"Control" is a noun which is often translated as "el control", and "knob" is a noun which is often translated as "el pomo". Learn more about the difference between "control" and "knob" below.
control(
kuhn
-
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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knob(
nab
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (handle)
a. el pomo
(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).
I've seen some ceramic knobs that I'd like for the kitchen units.He visto unos pomos de cerámica que me gustarían para los muebles de cocina.
b. el tirador
(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 knob on the third drawer down is loose.El tirador del tercer cajón por arriba está suelto.
c. el puño
(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).
(on a walking stick)
He had carved the knob of his walking stick into the shape of an eagle's head.Había tallado el puño de su bastón en forma de cabeza de águila.
d. la perilla
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
A voice called "Come in!", so I turned the knob and entered.Una voz dijo: "¡Pase!", así que giré la perilla y entré.
2. (control)
a. 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).
I had no idea what all the knobs and levers in the cockpit were for.No tenía ni idea de para qué eran todos los botones y palancas en la cabina de mando.
b. el mando
(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 is a knob at the top left of the oven which allows you to set the timer.Hay un mando en la parte superior izquierda del horno con el que puedes programar el reloj automático.
3. (lump)
a. el bulto
(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 coral is covered in a series of irregular knobs of new growth.El coral está cubierto de una serie de bultos irregulares de nuevos coralitos.
b. el nudo
(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).
Knobs had formed on the tree's trunk where branches had been ripped away.Se habían formado nudos en el tronco del árbol en los lugares donde se habían arrancado ramas.
4. (piece)
a. la nuez
(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).
Melt a knob of butter in a small pan.Derrite una nuez de mantequilla en una cacerola pequeña.
b. el trocito
(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).
Drain the pasta and add a knob of butter.Escurre la pasta y ponle un trocito de mantequilla.
5.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(male genitalia) (United Kingdom)
a. el verga
(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).
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
I'm worried about this swelling, but I don't want to have to take my knob out and show it to the doctor.Me preocupa este sarpullido, pero no quiero tener que sacar mi verga y mostrársela al médico.
b. la polla
(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).
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The water was so cold his knob shrank to nothing.El agua estaba tan fría que su polla se quedó reducida a nada.
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