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"Finding" is a noun which is often translated as "el descubrimiento", and "find" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "encontrar". Learn more about the difference between "finding" and "find" below.
finding(
fayn
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dihng
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (discovery)
a. el descubrimiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Archaeologists made a striking finding about life in Ancient Egypt.Los arqueólogos hicieron un descubrimiento asombroso sobre la vida en el Antiguo Egipto.
b. el hallazgo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Recent scientific findings indicate that coffee improves performance at the gym.Según hallazgos científicos recientes, tomar café mejora tu rendimiento en el gimnasio.
2. (conclusion)
a. el resultado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Scientists are still discussing the findings of the investigation.Los científicos todavía están debatiendo los resultados de la investigación.
3. (legal)
a. el fallo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The finding of the judge is firmly based on the evidence.El fallo del juez está firmemente fundamentado en las pruebas.
b. el veredicto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Now she wants to appeal against the finding of the jury.Ahora ella quiere apelar contra el veredicto del jurado.
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find(
faynd
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to recover)
a. encontrar
I found my glasses after hours of looking.Encontré mis gafas tras buscarlas durante horas.
b. hallar
They never found the wreckage of the stricken plane.Nunca hallaron los restos del avión siniestrado.
2. (to come across)
a. encontrar
They found an empty cabin and decided to rest.Encontraron una cabaña vacía y decidieron descansar.
b. hallar
The old woman's son found her dead in her bed.El hijo de la anciana la halló muerta en su cama.
3. (to discover)
a. encontrar
The police didn't find any evidence of fraud.La policía no encontró pruebas de fraude.
b. hallar
It took many years to find a cure for the disease.Tardaron muchos años en hallar una cura para la enfermedad.
4. (to consider)
a. encontrar
I find your conversation interesting.Encuentro interesante tu conversación.
b. parecer
Peter finds Christine very intelligent and beautiful.A Peter Christine le parece muy inteligente y muy guapa.
c. resultar
The truth is, I find the Chinese course quite difficult.La verdad es que el curso de chino me resulta bastante difícil.
5. (legal)
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 pruebas.
b. declarar
The vehicle's driver was found guilty of manslaughter.La conductora del vehículo fue declarada culpable de homicidio involuntario.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (discovery)
a. el hallazgo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It was a very important find in tracing the origin of our species.Fue un hallazgo muy importante en la búsqueda del origen de nuestra especie.
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