Spanish Dictionary

Translation of contener

contener     to contain    
contener     to restrain    

Translation by Vocabulix


Sample sentences:
La policía trató de contener a la multitud que quería linchar al pedófilo.

The police tried to hold back the mob that wanted to lynch the pedophile.
La catedral de Santiago de Compostela en España contiene las reliquias del apóstol Santiago el Mayor. The cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain holds the relics of St. James the Greater.
Los arándanos son frutas muy saludables que contienen muchos antioxidantes. Cranberries are very healthy fruits that contain many antioxidants.
contener; sujetar to hold back
contener to contain

We do not see the spider eating the moth, we only see a yellow spider sitting on a red flower holding a brown moth. But we know what will occur: There will be a cruel and nasty act of the nature.
The ride took us through mountainous areas, covered with dark green forest, with so many curves that I got sick. I wanted to vomit but I held myself back, as there were so many other next to me.
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Spanish VerbsPresentPast IIIFuture
Conjugation of contener
contengo  contienes  contiene  contenemos  contenéis  contienen  contenía  contenías  contenía  conteníamos  conteníais  contenían  contuve  contuviste  contuvo  contuvimos  contuvisteis  contuvieron  contendré  contendrás  contendrá  contendremos  contendréis  contendrán 
English Verbs    
Conjugation of contain   [ contained, contained ]