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Principal Translations
encontrar vtr (hallar algo)find vtr
 informalcome across vtr
 Los buzos encontraron un tesoro en el pecio.
 The divers found a treasure in the wreckage of the ship.
encontrar vtr (descubrir algo)discover vtr
 spot vtr
 obstacle, difficultyencounter vtr
 Los científicos encontraron una vacuna contra la malaria.
 The scientists discovered a vaccine against malaria.
encontrar vtr (ver: personas) plannedmeet vtr
 by chancerun into, come across vi + prep
 Encontré a tu hermano en el cine.
 I met your brother at the cinema.
encontrarse vpron (unir, converger)meet vi
 formalmerge, converge vi
 Las líneas secantes se encuentran en un punto.
 The intersecting lines meet at a single point.
encontrarse vpron (hallarse)find yourself v expr
 be vi
 feel yourself to be, perceive yourself to be v expr
 Los refugiados se encuentran en una situación desesperada.
 The refugees find themselves in a desperate situation.
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Compound Forms:
encontrar algo interesante find something interesting
encontrar alguien la horma de su zapato vtr coloquial (encontrar lo deseado)find the perfect match, find the ideal mate v expr
 Ella era la horma de su zapato y pronto se casaron.
 He found the perfect match (or: the ideal mate) and they married very soon afterward.
encontrar alguien la horma de su zapato vtr coloquial (chocar con alguien similar)meet your match v expr
 Encontró en el nuevo subdirector la horma de su zapato y tuvo aprender a ceder.
 He met his match in the new assistant director, and had to learn to yield.
encontrar ayuda find help
encontrar en internet find on the internet
encontrar interesante que [+ subjuntivo] find it interesting that [+ subject + verb]
encontrar la forma de find a way of
 find a way to
encontrar la manera de find a way of
 find a way to
encontrar la muerte meet your end, meet death
encontrar pareja find a partner
 find a spouse
encontrar trabajo find work
 find a job
encontrar una pista find a clue
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