Quick answer
"Find out" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "averiguar", and "figure out" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "resolver". Learn more about the difference between "find out" and "figure out" below.
find out(
faynd
 
aut
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to learn)
a. averiguar
They soon found out the flower shop was a front.Pronto averiguaron que la florería era una tapadera.
b. descubrir
Mom is going to be mad when she finds out you lied about the broken plate.Mamá se va a poner furiosa cuando descubra que mentiste sobre el plato roto.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
2. (to become aware)
a. enterarse
The company didn't find out about the incident until it was contacted by the police.La compañía no se enteró del incidente hasta que la policía se puso en contacto con ellos.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
figure out(
fih
-
gyuhr
 
aut
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to solve)
a. resolver
The first one to figure out the problem gets a prize.El primero que resuelva el problema, se gana un premio.
b. descifrar
Sherlock Holmes figured out the mystery of the stolen jewelry.Sherlock Holmes descifró el misterio de las joyas robadas.
c. calcular (in mathematics)
Figure out the sum of the inner angles of the polygon.Calcula la suma de los ángulos interiores del polígono.
2. (to understand)
a. entender
Today she didn't say hi to me. I can't figure her out.Hoy no me saludó. Me cuesta entenderla.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.  |  Ver en español
SOCIAL NETWORKS
APPS