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"Encontrar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to find", and "corbata" is a noun which is often translated as "tie". Learn more about the difference between "encontrar" and "corbata" below.
encontrar(
ehn
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kohn
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trahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to retrieve)
a. to find
Al fin encontré las llaves del coche.I finally found my car keys.
2. (to uncover)
a. to discover
Ellos encontraron una caja vieja en el bosque.They discovered an old box in the forest.
b. to encounter
Encontramos una bifurcación en el sendero y no sabíamos qué dirección tomar.We encountered a fork in the road and didn't know which path to take.
3. (to consider)
a. to find
¿No te gusta ir al teatro? - No, lo encuentro muy aburrido.Don't you like to go to the theater? - No, I find it very boring.
encontrarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to be situated)
a. to be
La playa se encuentra al otro lado de la calle.The beach is on the opposite side of the street.
5. (to sense)
a. to feel
No me encuentro muy animado.I don't feel too lively.
6. (to get together)
a. to meet
Nos encontraremos en el bar para una copa.We'll meet at the bar for a drink.
7. (to experience a state or situation)
a. to find oneself
Me encuentro en un dilema.I find myself in a dilemma.
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corbata(
kohr
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bah
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tah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (clothing)
a. tie
El novio se anudó la corbata y se peinó.The groom tied his tie and combed his hair.
b. necktie
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Tengo muchas corbatas porque mi suegra me regala una cada Navidad.I have a lot of neckties because my mother-in-law gives me one every Christmas.
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