find
transitive verb
1. (to come across) 
a. encontrar 
They found an empty cabin and decided to rest.Encontraron una cabaña vacía y decidieron descansar.
2. (to recover) 
a. encontrar 
I found my glasses after months of looking.Encontré mis gafas después de meses de búsqueda.
3. (to discover) 
a. encontrar 
The research didn't find any evidence of fraud.La investigación no encontró pruebas de fraude.
4. (to consider) 
a. encontrar 
I find your conversation interesting.Encuentro interesante tu conversación.
5. (law) 
a. hallar 
The judge found the defendant innocent due to a lack of evidence.El juez halló inocente al acusado debido a la falta de evidencia.
noun
6. (discovery) 
It was a very important find in tracing the origin of our species.Fue un hallazgo muy importante para en la búsqueda del origen de nuestra especie.
find
Noun
1. (general) 
a. el hallazgo (M) 
transitive verb
2. (discover by chance) 
a. encontrar, hallar 
to find somebody at home or inencontrar a alguien en casa
I found her waiting in the hallme la encontré esperando en la entrada
leave everything as you found itdeja todo tal y como lo encontraste
I often find myself wondering…a menudo me sorprendo preguntándome…
they found an unexpected supporter in Richard Sandersrecibieron el inesperado apoyo de Richard Sanders
you will find that I am rightte darás cuenta de que tengo razón
I was surprised to find that…me sorprendió enterarme de que…
3. (discover by searching) 
a. encontrar, hallar 
to try to find somethingtratar de encontrar algo
to find an answer/a solutionhallar una respuesta/una solución
the money has been foundhan encontrado el dinero
she was nowhere to be foundno la encontraron por ninguna parte
to find a job for somebodyencontrarle un trabajo a alguien
he found something for me to dome encontró algo que hacer
he couldn't find it in his heart to tell herno halló fuerzas para decírselo
to find one's wayorientarse, encontrar el camino
this leaflet somehow found its way into my bagno sé cómo ha venido a parar a mi bolso este folleto
to find a way to do somethingencontrar la manera de hacer algo
to find oneselfencontrarse a uno mismo
4. (experience) 
they will find it easy/difficultles resultará or lo encontrarán fácil/difícil
she found it impossible to understand himle resultó imposible entenderle
he found it necessary to remind her of her dutyconsideró necesario recordarle su obligación
how did you find the meal/the exam?¿qué te pareció la comida/el examen?
I found her charmingme pareció muy simpática
5. (law) 
to find somebody guilty/innocentdeclarar a alguien culpable/inocente
intransitive verb
6. (law) 
to find for/against somebodyfallar a favor de/en contra de alguien
find [faɪnd] found (past)
transitive verb
1 (after losing) encontrar
did you find your purse? ¿encontraste tu monedero?; I looked but I couldn't find it lo busqué pero no pude encontrarlo; you distracted me, now I can't find my place again me has distraído y ahora no sé por dónde iba
to find one's [feet] to find one's [tongue/voice]
2 (locate) encontrar
the plant is found all over Europe la planta se encuentra or existe en toda Europa; did you find the man? ¿encontraste or localizaste al hombre?
there are no more to be found the castle is to be found just outside the town I can't find a trace of it you won't find any on the menu
the book is nowhere to be found el libro no se encuentra por ninguna parte; to find one's way: can you find your (own) way to the station? ¿sabes llegar a la estación sin ayuda?; ¿puedes encontrar la estación solo?; this found its way into my drawer esto vino a parar a mi cajón
the most unlikely objects found their way into his designs this Michaelangelo found its way out of Italy the idea found its way into his essay after a while I found my way to the street he was an expert at finding his way
to find one's way around orientarse; to find one's way around a new city orientarse en una ciudad nueva
to find your way around a new city you use a map
it took me a while to find my way around their kitchen me llevó un rato familiarizarme con su cocina
she soon managed to find her way around the filing system I need time to find my way around a new town
3 (chance upon) encontrar
I found a pound coin in the street me encontré una moneda de una libra en la calle
the police fa favor de/contra algn
noun
hallazgo (m)
your new assistant is a real find tu nueva ayudante es todo un hallazgo; that was a lucky find! ¡qué buen hallazgo!
look what I found in the attic! some leftover pieces of carpet to match the one in the living room - that was a lucky find! I got this in the bookshop: a guidebook of Lisbon - that was a lucky find! We'll need that when we're on holiday
archaeological finds hallazgos (m) arqueológicos
he's a real find! his discovery was hailed as the botanical find of the century There have been many archaeological finds that showed the Americas have cultures as old as any on Earth
to make a find realizar un descubrimiento
men hunting for treasure on a beach made an unexpected find - a human skull We've already made some big finds on this archaeological site
Examples
Verb Conjugations for encontrar
Present Participle: encontrando
Past Participle: encontrado
Indicative
Irregular forms are in red
PresentPreteriteImperfectConditionalFuture
yo
encuentro
encontré
encontraba
encontraría
encontraré
encuentras
encontraste
encontrabas
encontrarías
encontrarás
él/ella/Ud.
encuentra
encontró
encontraba
encontraría
encontrará
nosotros
encontramos
encontramos
encontrábamos
encontraríamos
encontraremos
vosotros
encontráis
encontrasteis
encontrabais
encontraríais
encontraréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.
encuentran
encontraron
encontraban
encontrarían
encontrarán
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