Cómo se dice "I think I'll meet lots of people" en español
I would like to say "I think I'll meet lots of people". Would I use "Creo que conoceré muchas personas"? If it is then how is that then different from saying "I think I'll know lots of people"?
Or would I use "Creo que me encontraré muchas personas" or something else?
In Spanish, there's a difference between meeting new people, encountering someone by chance, deliberately searching for someone, and have a planned meeting.
I'm going to meet lots of new people (for the first time). Voy a conocer a muchas personas.
I encountered (met) an old friend today (by chance). Hoy me encontré con un viejo amigo
I found my friend at his house (deliberate search). Hallé a mi amigo a su casa.
I met my friend at a restaurant (planned meeting). Me reuní con mi amigo a un restaurante
I not so sure that the one with encontrar doesn't mean " run across" or "bump into" a lot of people.
I think conocer covers both contexts: to be introduced to many people and to become familiar (get to know) many people.
"Creo que conoceré un montón de gente"
I hope this can help
When you meet someone for the first time use conocer
"conociere" o "encontrare" -You're supposed to use a future subjunctive verb form in your sentence.