In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(dominio)controlla epidemia está bajo control — the epidemic is under control
- perdió el control del vehículo — he lost control of the vehicle
- el coche giró sin control — the car spun, out of control
- perdí el control y le di una bofetada — I lost control (of myself) and slapped him
- no tiene ningún control sobre sí mismo — he has no self-control
- se hizo con el control de la compañía — he gained control of the company
2(vigilancia, fiscalización)lleva el control de los gastos — she keeps tabs / a check on the money that is spent
3(en la carretera) checkpoint(en un rally) checkpoint
4.1(de un aparato)controlel control del volumen/brillo — the volume/brightness control
4.2controles masculine pluralcon Martín en los controles — with studio production by Martín
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