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control remoto -masculine noun (el), remote, remote control. Look up control remoto in the dictionary

El control remoto es una herramienta muy útil.
The remote control is a very useful tool.
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Old May 07, 2008, 06:07 AM
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I use "mando a distancia" for the TV.
For me "control remoto" is a remote control but for military or industry.
"Mediante un control remoto se pueden activar las explosiones de la cantera."
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Old May 07, 2008, 06:49 AM
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Yo digo el mando o el mando de la tele.
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Old May 07, 2008, 06:53 AM
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Yo digo el mando. Normalmente, digo: ¿dónde está el mando?
A veces especifico si es el de la tele, el del vídeo, el del dvd, el de la música. Pero sólo si es necesario. El mando por antonomasia es el de la tele.

Estoy de acuerdo con Sosia en lo que dice de control remoto.
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I use the remote in English and el remoto in Spanish
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Yo al igual que Poli uso control remoto en Español y remote control en Inglés.

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Gracias por la información, Poli y Elaina. Pero me gustaría saber si usáis control remoto por influencia del inglés o porque lo habéis aprendido de hablantes de español y, en ese caso, de qué nacionalidad.
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In US English, we use "remote" or "remote control". In Mexican Spanish "el control" or "el control remoto" are used. I had never heard mando used for this before today. Thanks!
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What would you call the remote for a remote-controlled car?

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What would you call the remote for a remote-controlled car?
Control remoto.
En España, mando a distancia es específico para electrodomésticos o para la puerta del garage.
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