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Translation of contener in English:

verbo transitivo

also: contenerse verbo pronominal

  • (reflexivo)
    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
Example sentences
  • Pachala acotó que este documento contenía una argumentación que debía ser escuchada.
  • Los recipientes que contengan agua, deben estar cubiertos.
  • Hemos logrado contener por primera vez la curva ascendente de homicidios.
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