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Alfonso June 17, 2008 02:13 AM

What do you mean by knob?

María José June 17, 2008 02:15 AM

El pomo de una puerta, but it could mean other things...that I'm not going to explain here.

Alfonso June 17, 2008 02:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Gemma (Post 10530)
El pomo de una puerta, but it could mean other things...that I'm not going to explain here.

Thanks, Gemma.

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Originally Posted by Tomisimo (Post 9933)
Another observation: I've noticed that Spanish speakers sometimes use botón for a knob that can be turned.

I never use botón for pomo.

Tomisimo June 17, 2008 05:01 PM

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What do you call these in Spanish. These are all knobs in English.

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CrOtALiTo June 17, 2008 06:15 PM

An observation, a button in my country, we don´t say button to the zipper, button here is only a bottun or a bellboy.

María José June 18, 2008 01:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Tomisimo (Post 10638)
What do you call these in Spanish. These are all knobs in English.

http://forums.tomisimo.org/attachmen...1&d=1213743641

Not a clue. Pomo is only for doorknob. Could this be mandos, interruptores? I'm not sure.

Rusty June 18, 2008 07:19 AM

Mixer = mesa/unidad de mezcla

I found all these words used for the knobs, controls, buttons (all synonyms), in no particular order:
control de volumen/tono/etc.
botón de ...
interruptor de ...
mando de ...
regulador de ...
perilla de ...
tornillo de ...
potenciómetro de ...
dial de ...

Tomisimo June 19, 2008 10:16 AM

Good research Rusty. A mixer can also be a mezcladora or consola. A note concerning potenciómetro, it doesn't refer to any knob; it refers specifically to a potentiometer also known as a pot to electronics people. Thanks for the great options!

Rusty June 19, 2008 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Tomisimo (Post 10809)
Good research Rusty. A mixer can also be a mezcladora or consola. A note concerning potenciómetro, it doesn't refer to any knob; it refers specifically to a potentiometer also known as a pot to electronics people. Thanks for the great options!

Yeah, I know the term potentiometer quite well, and was surprised to see that several sites used the term to refer to the terminal, o el eje que sale del potenciómetro rotatorio, to which a knob is normally affixed. These sites were written for audiophiles who know about pots, faders, and the like.

If you do a search on potenciómetro de volumen/tono, you'll see that they're talking about the knob that controls the device, not the device itself.

Here are a couple of sentences from some of the sites:
-El manejo del equipo se realiza utilizando una pantalla táctil y el clásico potenciómetro de volumen.
-... tiene un potenciómetro de tono y otro de volumen ... (guitarra Yamaha)

Alfonso June 19, 2008 01:08 PM

I have usually heard of potenciómetro to refer to what you mean, the knob. Even I use this term for my guitar. I'm not an expert at all, but I think this is the most common term in Spanish for this.
I have also heard of interruptor for a radio knob, especially if it's got and on/off item, but I think this is imprecise, although some people use it.


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