Quick answer
"Look for it" is a phrase which is often translated as "búscalo", and "find it" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "encontrarlo". Learn more about the difference between "look for it" and "find it" below.
look for it
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (imperative)
a. búscalo
Look for it in the kitchen, and if you can't find it, call me.Búscalo en la cocina, y si no lo encuentras, llámame.
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 search for it)
a. buscarlo
I can't find my toy! - I know, sweetie, but I don't have time to look for it; we have to go.¡No encuentro mi juguete! - Ya lo sé mi vida, pero no tengo tiempo para buscarlo; tenemos que irnos.
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find it
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
1. (to look for something)
a. encontrarlo (masculine)
I lost my textbook. - If you can't find it, you'll need to buy a new one.Perdí mi libro de texto. - Si no puedes encontrarlo, tendrás que comprar uno nuevo.
b. encontrarla (femenine)
I'm looking for my jacket. - I'll help you find it.Estoy buscando mi chaqueta. - Te ayudo a encontrarla.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2. (imperative)
a. encuéntralo (masculine)
We hid a present for you somewhere in the house. Find it!Escondimos un regalo para ti en algún lugar en la casa. ¡Encuéntralo!
b. encuéntrala (femenine)
I lost my invitation. - Find it, or you won't be able to go to the party.Perdí mi invitación. - Encuéntrala, o no podrás ir a la fiesta.
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