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"Look for" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "buscar", and "searching" is an adjective which is often translated as "perspicaz". Learn more about the difference between "look for" and "searching" below.
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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 seek)
a. buscar
Will you help me look for my glasses?¿Me ayudas a buscar mis lentes?
2. (to hope for)
a. esperar
I was looking for some recognition for my contributions to the project.Esperaba algún reconocimiento por mi aporte al proyecto.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (incisive)
a. perspicaz
The interviewer asked him some searching questions about the source of his wealth.El entrevistador le hizo unas preguntas perspicaces sobre el origen de su riqueza.
b. penetrante
"Are you telling the truth?" he asked, giving her a searching look."¿Me estás diciendo la verdad?", preguntó lanzándole una mirada penetrante.
c. inquisitivo
His mother gave Dan a searching look. She didn't believe him for a moment.Su madre le dirigió una mirada inquisitiva a Dan. No le creyó ni por un instante.
d. escrutador
She met his searching gaze for several seconds, then said: "It wasn't me."Le mantuvo su mirada escrutadora durante varios segundos, luego dijo: "No fui yo".
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