Translation of contener in English:

contener

vt

contenerse v pron

  • (reflexivo/reflexive) to contain oneself no me pude contener y me eché a llorar I couldn't contain myself and I burst into tears tuve que contenerme para no insultarlo it was all I could do not to insult him, I had to control myself to stop myself insulting him
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In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.