Quick answer
"Control" is a noun which is often translated as "el control", and "rule" is a noun which is often translated as "la regla". Learn more about the difference between "control" and "rule" 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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rule(
rul
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (principle)
a. la regla
(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).
You must follow the rules of the game.Tienes que seguir las reglas del juego.
b. la norma
(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).
You should study the traffic rules before you take the driver's test.Debes estudiar las normas de circulación antes de tomar la prueba de conducir.
2. (habit)
a. la norma
(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).
This procedure has become the rule.Este procedimiento se ha convertido en la norma.
b. la regla
(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).
As a general rule, I prefer books to movies.Por regla general, prefiero los libros antes que las películas.
c. la costumbre
(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).
She makes it a rule to go to bed early every night.Tiene por costumbre irse a la cama temprano todas las noches.
3. (command)
a. el reinado
(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).
During his rule, the king went to war several times.Durante su reinado, el rey tomó parte en varias guerras.
b. el gobierno
(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 military took over the rule of the country.Los militares se hicieron con el gobierno del país.
c. el dominio
(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).
India was under British rule from 1857 to 1947.La India estuvo bajo el dominio británico de 1857 a 1947.
4. (measuring instrument)
a. la regla
(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).
Use a rule for your straight lines.Usa una regla para hacer las líneas rectas.
5. (mathematics)
a. la regla
(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).
Today we learned the rule of the order of operations.Hoy nos aprendimos la regla del orden de las operaciones.
6. (legal)
a. el reglamento
(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 case was not presented within the time dictated by the general rule of the court.El caso no fue presentado durante el plazo dictado por el reglamento general del tribunal.
7. (religious)
a. la regla
(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).
This church was founded under Franciscan rule.Este templo fue fundado bajo la regla franciscana.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to govern)
a. gobernar
The dictator ruled the country for 20 years.El dictador gobernó el país durante 20 años.
b. reinar en
King Cnut ruled England from 1017 to 1035.El rey Cnut reinó en Inglaterra desde 1017 hasta 1035.
9. (legal)
a. dictaminar
The judge ruled the offense to be very serious.El juez dictaminó que el delito era muy grave.
10. (to draw lines on)
a. pautar
Rule the paper lightly in pencil.Pauta el papel ligeramente con un lápiz.
11. (to dominate)
a. controlar
Don't let your impulses rule your life.No dejes que tus impulsos te controlen la vida.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
12. (to govern)
a. gobernar
The corrupt politicians ruled for over a decade.Los políticos corruptos gobernaron por más de una década.
b. reinar
The prince was never able to rule.El príncipe nunca llegó a reinar.
13. (legal)
a. fallar
The judge ruled in favor of the plaintiff.El juez falló a favor del demandante.
b. resolver
The jury ruled against the businessman.El jurado resolvió en contra del empresario.
14. (to predominate)
a. imperar
Minimalism ruled in the nineties.En los noventa imperaba el minimalismo.
15.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to be the best)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. arriba
The Vikings rule!¡Arriba los Vikingos!
b. rifar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
The Gallos rule!¡Los Gallos rifan!
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