encounter
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encounter(
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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. (meeting)
a. el encuentro
(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).
I had my first encounter with the professor five years ago.Tuve mi primer encuentro con el profesor hace cinco años.
2. (confrontation)
a. el enfrentamiento
(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).
Few ships survived an encounter with that submarine.Pocas naves sobrevivieron a un enfrentamiento con aquel submarino.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to be faced with)
a. encontrarse
What are the difficulties we are going to encounter in our journey?¿Qué dificultades nos encontraremos en el viaje?
b. encontrarse con
When I worked as a security guard, I rarely encountered any problems.Cuando trabajé de guardia de seguridad, raras veces me encontré con algún problema.
4. (to stumble upon)
a. toparse con
I'm sorry that I'm not going to your party. I just don't want to encounter my ex.Siento no ir a tu fiesta. Es que no quiero toparme con mi ex.
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encounter
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (meeting)
a. el encuentro
(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).
2. (confrontation)
a. el enfrentamiento
(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).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (person, difficulty)
a. encontrarse or toparse con
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encounter [ɪnˈkaʊntəʳ]
noun
(meeting, fight) encuentro (m)
transitive verb
[+person] encontrar; encontrarse con; [+difficulty, danger, enemy] tropezar con;
modifier
encounter group (n) grupo (m) de encuentro
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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