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"Encuentro" is a noun which is often translated as "meeting", and "búsqueda" is a noun which is often translated as "search". Learn more about the difference between "encuentro" and "búsqueda" below.
encuentro(
ehng
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kwehn
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troh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (act of coming together)
a. meeting
Este monumento celebra el encuentro de la cultura maya con la cultura azteca.This monument celebrates the meeting of the Mayan and Aztec cultures.
2. (assembly)
a. meeting
Hay un encuentro sobre el currículo en la escuela este viernes.There's a meeting about the curriculum at school this Friday.
b. conference
El encuentro de escritores de habla hispana fue un éxito.The conference of Spanish-speaking writers was a success.
3. (chance meeting)
a. encounter
Después de un encuentro fortuito, nos fuimos a tomar un café.After a chance encounter, we went to have coffee.
4. (open conflict)
a. confrontation
El encuentro entre los dos políticos estuvo tenso.The confrontation between the two politicians was tense.
5. (sports)
a. game
Se decidirá todo en el encuentro final.Everything will be decided in the final game.
b. match
Barcelona se impuso en un gran encuentro sobre Arsenal.Barcelona dominated Arsenal in a great match.
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búsqueda(
boos
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keh
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dah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (general)
a. search
Más de cien voluntarios emprendieron una búsqueda del niño desaparecido.More than a hundred volunteers undertook a search for the missing child.
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