- 1 (dominar) 1.1 [nervios/impulsos/emociones] to control; [persona/animal] to control controlamos la situación we are in control of the situation, we have the situation under control el incendio fue rápidamente controlado por los bomberos the firemen quickly got o brought the fire under control controlan ahora toda la zona they now control o they are now in control of the whole area pasaron a controlar la empresa they took control of the company 1.2 [familiar/colloquial] [tema] to know about estos temas no los controlo I don't know anything about these things, I'm not too well up on o hot on these things [colloquial/familiar]
- 2 (vigilar) tiene que controlar su peso he has to watch o check o [formal] monitor his weight deja de controlar todos mis gastos stop checking up on how much I spend the whole time me tienen muy controlada they keep a close watch o they keep tabs on everything I do, they keep me on a very tight rein el portero controlaba las entradas y salidas the porter kept a check on everyone who came in or out controlé el tiempo que me llevó I timed myself o how long it took me
- 3 (regular) to control este mecanismo controla la presión this mechanism regulates o controls the pressure medidas para controlar la inflación measures to control inflation o to bring inflation under control
controlarse v pron
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.