encontrar


encontrar
v.
1 to find.
lo encontré durmiendo I found him sleeping
Ella encuentra monedas en la calle She finds coins in the street.
Ella encontró su destino She found her destiny.
2 to encounter (dificultades).
3 to find.
no lo encuentro tan divertido como dice la gente I don't find it o think it is as funny as people say
no sé qué le encuentran a ese pintor I don't know what they see in that painter
4 to meet, to encounter, to come upon, to find.
Ella encontró a su media naranja She met her better half.
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encontrar
Conjugation model [CONTAR], like {{link=contar}}contar
verbo transitivo
1 (gen) to find
2 (una persona sin buscar) to come across, meet, bump into
3 (dificultades) to run into, come up against
4 (creer) to think, find
no lo encuentro adecuado I don't think it's suitable
5 (notar) to find
lo encuentro más difícil I find it more difficult
lo encuentro muy salado it tastes too salty
la encontré muy cambiada she has changed a lot
6 (chocar) to collide
verbo pronominal encontrarse
1 (estar) to be
se encuentra enfermo he's ill
2 (persona) to meet; (por casualidad) to bump into, run into, meet
nos encontraremos allí we'll meet there
3 (dificultades) to run into
4 (chocar) to collide
5 figurado (sentirse) to feel, be
me encuentro mal I feel bad
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FRASEOLOGÍA
encontrarse con ganas de hacer algo / encontrarse con fuerzas para hacer algo to feel like doing something
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verb
1) to find
2) meet
3) encounter
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1. VT
1) (=hallar buscando) to find

al final encontré la casa — I finally found the house

ha encontrado trabajo — he has found work o a job

no encuentro las llaves — I can't find the keys

no encontramos ningún sitio para alojarnos — we couldn't find anywhere to stay

no encuentro mi nombre en la lista — I can't find o see my name on the list

ya no vas a encontrar entradas — you won't get any tickets now

2) [por casualidad] [+ objeto, dinero] to find, come across; [+ persona] to meet, run into

han encontrado unos restos romanos — they have found some Roman remains

acabo de encontrar 50 euros — I've just found 50 euros

le encontraron un tumor — they found him to have a tumour, he was found to have a tumour

encontró la muerte en un accidente de tráfico — he met his death in a road accident

encontrar a algn haciendo algo — to find sb doing sth

la encontré llamando por teléfono — I found her making a phone call

cuando llegué a casa lo encontré durmiendo — when I got home I found him asleep

3) [+ oposición] to meet with, encounter; [+ problema] to find, encounter, come across

hasta el momento sus actividades no han encontrado oposición — so far their activities haven't met with o encountered any opposition

no encontré oposición alguna para acceder a su despacho — no one tried to stop me from getting into his office

encontrar dificultades — to encounter difficulties, run into trouble

no encontramos ninguna dificultad para llegar hasta allí — we didn't have any trouble getting there

4) (=percibir) to see

no le encuentro sentido a lo que dices — I can't see the sense in what you're saying

no le encuentro ninguna lógica a esta situación — I can't make any sense of this situation

no sé lo que le encuentran — I don't know what they see in her

5) (=considerar) to find

¿encuentras el libro fácil de leer? — do you find the book easy to read?

yo la encuentro bastante atractiva — I find her quite attractive

¿cómo encontraste a tus padres después del viaje? — how did you find your parents after the trip?

encuentro muy correctos sus comentarios — I think his comments are absolutely right

¿qué tal me encuentras? — how do I look?

te encuentro estupendamente — you look fantastic

2.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo
Sentido I
1)
a) (buscando) <casa/trabajo/persona> to find

no encontré entradas para el teatro — I couldn't get tickets for the theater

no le encuentro lógica — I can't see the logic in it

b) (casualmente) <cartera/billete> to find, come across
2) (descubrir) <falta/error> to find, spot; <cáncer/quiste> to find, discover
3) <obstáculo/dificultad> to meet (with), encounter

allí encontró la muerte — (period) he met his death there

Sentido II
4) (+ compl)

te encuentro muy cambiado — you look very different

qué bien te encuentro! — you look so well!

lo encuentro ridículo — I find it ridiculous

¿cómo encontraste el país? — how did the country seem to you?

encontré la puerta cerrada — I found the door shut

2.
1) encontrarse v pron
Sentido I
2)
a) (por casualidad)

encontrarse con alguien — to meet somebody, bump into somebody (colloq)

b) (refl) (Psic) tb

encontrarse a sí mismo — to find oneself

3) (recípr)
a) (reunirse) to meet; (por casualidad) to meet, bump into each other (colloq)

quedamos en encontrarnos en la estación — we arranged to meet at the station

b) carreteras/líneas to meet
4) (enf) (inesperadamente) <persona> to meet, bump into (colloq); <billete/cartera> to find, come across

se encontró la casa patas arriba — he found the house in a terrible state

me encontré con que todos se habían ido — I found they had all gone

Sentido II
5) (frml) (estar) to be

me encuentro mejor — I am feeling better

se encuentra indispuesto — he's unwell

se encuentra detenido en la comisaría — he's being detained in the police station

el hotel se encuentra cerca de la estación — the hotel is (located) near the station

la crisis en que nos encontramos — the crisis in which we find ourselves (frml)

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= dig up, encounter, find, locate, spot, trace, track, turn up, find + Posesivo + way to, disinter, ferret out, root out, lay + hands on, come by, track down, bump into.
Ex. The list of changed headings is almost literally endless if you have the patience to dig them all up.
Ex. This simple observation also goes some of the way towards explaining the variety of tools, methods and systems which are encountered in the organisation knowledge.
Ex. Wherever abstracts are found they are included to save the user's time in information gathering and selection.
Ex. This order suffices for a list whose purpose is to identify and locate documents, whose bibliographic details are already known.
Ex. When all necessary amendments have been spotted, edit the draft abstract and make any improvements to the style that are possible.
Ex. The author approach remains an important means of tracing a specific document.
Ex. The index fields are used for tracking annual indexes.
Ex. Although I have not done a complete analytical search of library literature for discussions of the structures of catalogs, preliminary searches have turned up little except for historical discussions.
Ex. He found his way quickly and easily to the materials he needed.
Ex. Tests such as this one will often disinter the real citation intended but it is a time consuming task.
Ex. As a rule analysts are left on their own to ferret out useful and appropriate areas to be investigated.
Ex. The article has the title 'Rooting out journals on the Net'.
Ex. It is, therefore, expedient to look into history to lay hands on the root of the problem.
Ex. This article shows how teachers came by such information and the use they made it of in their work.
Ex. In stepping away from the genre's glamorous robberies and flashy lifestyle, this stealthy, potent movie tracks down the British gangster icon to its inevitable end.
Ex. Slake is such a dreamer that he bumps into lampposts.
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* buscar y encontrar = match.
* difícil de encontrar = hard-to-find.
* dificultad + encontrarse = difficulty + lie.
* el que lo encuentre se lo queda = finders keepers.
* encontrar aceptación = find + favour, find + acceptance, find + a home.
* encontrar + Adjetivo + de + Infinitivo = find it + Adjetivo + to + Infinitivo.
* encontrar afinidades = find + common ground.
* encontrar Algo demasiado difícil = be out of + Posesivo + league.
* encontrar Algo difícil = have + a hard time, have + a tough time.
* encontrar alojamiento = find + a home.
* encontrar aplicación práctica = find + application.
* encontrar casa = find + a home.
* encontrar confortable = find + comfortable.
* encontrar cosas comunes = find + common ground.
* encontrar defectos = fault.
* encontrar defectos en = find + fault with, see + faults in.
* encontrar difícil de explicar = be hard put to explain.
* encontrar difícil + Infinitivo = find it hard to + Infinitivo.
* encontrar dificultades = encounter + difficulties, encounter + limitations.
* encontrar eco en = find + echo in.
* encontrar el camino = wayfinding, wind + Posesivo + way.
* encontrar el camino de vuelta = find + Posesivo + way back.
* encontrar el dinero = come up with + the money.
* encontrar el equilibrio = strike + the right note.
* encontrar el modo de = find + way of/to.
* encontrar el modo de paliar un problema = find + way (a)round + problem.
* encontrar el modo de regresar = find + Posesivo + way back.
* encontrar el punto medio = strike + the right note.
* encontrar el tiempo = make + an opportunity.
* encontrar en abundancia = find + in abundance.
* encontrar evidencias = find + evidence.
* encontrar expresión = find + expression.
* encontrar información = dredge up + information.
* encontrar justificación = build + a case for.
* encontrar la forma de = devise + ways.
* encontrar la horma de + Posesivo + zapato = meet + Posesivo + match.
* encontrar la realización de Uno = be + Posesivo + big scene.
* encontrar la salida a = find + a/the way out of.
* encontrarle defectos a todo = nitpick.
* encontrarle el truco a Algo = have + a handle on, get + a handle on.
* encontrarle el truquillo a Algo = have + a handle on, get + a handle on.
* encontrarle faltas a todo = nitpick.
* encontrar limitaciones = encounter + limitations.
* encontrar muy difícil = be hard-pushed to.
* encontrar oposición = meet with + opposition, find + opposition.
* encontrar placer = find + delight, find + enjoyment.
* encontrar por casualidad = come across, chance on/upon, stumble on.
* encontrar pruebas = find + evidence.
* encontrarse = occur, be positioned, reside, stand on, come upon, be poised, meet up, find + Reflexivo.
* encontrarse a gusto = be at ease.
* encontrarse ante un reto = in the face of + challenge.
* encontrarse cara a cara = come + face to face.
* encontrarse con = meet, run into, cross + Posesivo + path.
* encontrarse con dificultades = run up against + difficulties.
* encontrarse confortable = be at ease.
* encontrarse con problemas = run into + trouble.
* encontrarse con sorpresas = encounter + surprises.
* encontrarse con una barrera = face + barrier.
* encontrarse con una limitación = face + limitation.
* encontrarse con una situación = come across + situation, meet + situation.
* encontrarse con una sorpresa desagradable = rude awakening + be in store, be in for a rude awakening.
* encontrarse con una traba = face + limitation, face + barrier.
* encontrarse con un obstáculo = face + obstacle.
* encontrarse con un problema = encounter + problem, meet with + problem, run up against + issue, come across + problem.
* encontrarse en = lie (in), be based at.
* encontrarse en casa = be in.
* encontrarse en dificultades = find + Reflexivo + in difficulties.
* encontrarse en el trasfondo de = lie at + the root of.
* encontrarse en una mejor situación económica = be economically better off.
* encontrarse en un dilema = be caught in a conundrum.
* encontrarse en un impás = face + impasse.
* encontrarse en ventaja = find + Reflexivo + at an advantage.
* encontrarse fuera de lugar = be out of + Posesivo + element, be out of place.
* encontrar simpatizadores = find + friends.
* encontrar suerte = be in for a good thing, come in for + a good thing, be into a good thing.
* encontrar su propio modo de actuar = find + Posesivo + own way.
* encontrar su sitio = find + a home.
* encontrar tiempo = find + time.
* encontrar trabajo = find + a job.
* encontrar trabajo en una biblioteca = join + library.
* encontrar una salida a = find + a/the way out of.
* encontrar una solución = find + solution, develop + solution.
* encontrar un chollo = come in for + a good thing, be in for a good thing, be into a good thing.
* encontrar un equilibrio = find + a balance.
* encontrar un hueco = find + a home.
* encontrar un término medio entre ... y = tread + a middle path between ... and.
* intentar encontrar un término medio entre ... y ... = tread + a delicate line between ... and.
* no encontrar nada + Adjetivo = find far from + Adjetivo.
* no encontrar palabras = be at a loss for words, be lost for words.
* orígenes + encontrarse = origins + lie.
* problema + encontrarse = problem + lie.
* respuesta + encontrar = answer + lie.
* ser difícil de encontrar = be hard to find.
* solución + encontrarse en = solution + lie in.
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1.
verbo transitivo
Sentido I
1)
a) (buscando) <casa/trabajo/persona> to find

no encontré entradas para el teatro — I couldn't get tickets for the theater

no le encuentro lógica — I can't see the logic in it

b) (casualmente) <cartera/billete> to find, come across
2) (descubrir) <falta/error> to find, spot; <cáncer/quiste> to find, discover
3) <obstáculo/dificultad> to meet (with), encounter

allí encontró la muerte — (period) he met his death there

Sentido II
4) (+ compl)

te encuentro muy cambiado — you look very different

qué bien te encuentro! — you look so well!

lo encuentro ridículo — I find it ridiculous

¿cómo encontraste el país? — how did the country seem to you?

encontré la puerta cerrada — I found the door shut

2.
1) encontrarse v pron
Sentido I
2)
a) (por casualidad)

encontrarse con alguien — to meet somebody, bump into somebody (colloq)

b) (refl) (Psic) tb

encontrarse a sí mismo — to find oneself

3) (recípr)
a) (reunirse) to meet; (por casualidad) to meet, bump into each other (colloq)

quedamos en encontrarnos en la estación — we arranged to meet at the station

b) carreteras/líneas to meet
4) (enf) (inesperadamente) <persona> to meet, bump into (colloq); <billete/cartera> to find, come across

se encontró la casa patas arriba — he found the house in a terrible state

me encontré con que todos se habían ido — I found they had all gone

Sentido II
5) (frml) (estar) to be

me encuentro mejor — I am feeling better

se encuentra indispuesto — he's unwell

se encuentra detenido en la comisaría — he's being detained in the police station

el hotel se encuentra cerca de la estación — the hotel is (located) near the station

la crisis en que nos encontramos — the crisis in which we find ourselves (frml)

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= dig up, encounter, find, locate, spot, trace, track, turn up, find + Posesivo + way to, disinter, ferret out, root out, lay + hands on, come by, track down, bump into.

Ex: The list of changed headings is almost literally endless if you have the patience to dig them all up.

Ex: This simple observation also goes some of the way towards explaining the variety of tools, methods and systems which are encountered in the organisation knowledge.
Ex: Wherever abstracts are found they are included to save the user's time in information gathering and selection.
Ex: This order suffices for a list whose purpose is to identify and locate documents, whose bibliographic details are already known.
Ex: When all necessary amendments have been spotted, edit the draft abstract and make any improvements to the style that are possible.
Ex: The author approach remains an important means of tracing a specific document.
Ex: The index fields are used for tracking annual indexes.
Ex: Although I have not done a complete analytical search of library literature for discussions of the structures of catalogs, preliminary searches have turned up little except for historical discussions.
Ex: He found his way quickly and easily to the materials he needed.
Ex: Tests such as this one will often disinter the real citation intended but it is a time consuming task.
Ex: As a rule analysts are left on their own to ferret out useful and appropriate areas to be investigated.
Ex: The article has the title 'Rooting out journals on the Net'.
Ex: It is, therefore, expedient to look into history to lay hands on the root of the problem.
Ex: This article shows how teachers came by such information and the use they made it of in their work.
Ex: In stepping away from the genre's glamorous robberies and flashy lifestyle, this stealthy, potent movie tracks down the British gangster icon to its inevitable end.
Ex: Slake is such a dreamer that he bumps into lampposts.
* buscar y encontrar = match.
* difícil de encontrar = hard-to-find.
* dificultad + encontrarse = difficulty + lie.
* el que lo encuentre se lo queda = finders keepers.
* encontrar aceptación = find + favour, find + acceptance, find + a home.
* encontrar + Adjetivo + de + Infinitivo = find it + Adjetivo + to + Infinitivo.
* encontrar afinidades = find + common ground.
* encontrar Algo demasiado difícil = be out of + Posesivo + league.
* encontrar Algo difícil = have + a hard time, have + a tough time.
* encontrar alojamiento = find + a home.
* encontrar aplicación práctica = find + application.
* encontrar casa = find + a home.
* encontrar confortable = find + comfortable.
* encontrar cosas comunes = find + common ground.
* encontrar defectos = fault.
* encontrar defectos en = find + fault with, see + faults in.
* encontrar difícil de explicar = be hard put to explain.
* encontrar difícil + Infinitivo = find it hard to + Infinitivo.
* encontrar dificultades = encounter + difficulties, encounter + limitations.
* encontrar eco en = find + echo in.
* encontrar el camino = wayfinding, wind + Posesivo + way.
* encontrar el camino de vuelta = find + Posesivo + way back.
* encontrar el dinero = come up with + the money.
* encontrar el equilibrio = strike + the right note.
* encontrar el modo de = find + way of/to.
* encontrar el modo de paliar un problema = find + way (a)round + problem.
* encontrar el modo de regresar = find + Posesivo + way back.
* encontrar el punto medio = strike + the right note.
* encontrar el tiempo = make + an opportunity.
* encontrar en abundancia = find + in abundance.
* encontrar evidencias = find + evidence.
* encontrar expresión = find + expression.
* encontrar información = dredge up + information.
* encontrar justificación = build + a case for.
* encontrar la forma de = devise + ways.
* encontrar la horma de + Posesivo + zapato = meet + Posesivo + match.
* encontrar la realización de Uno = be + Posesivo + big scene.
* encontrar la salida a = find + a/the way out of.
* encontrarle defectos a todo = nitpick.
* encontrarle el truco a Algo = have + a handle on, get + a handle on.
* encontrarle el truquillo a Algo = have + a handle on, get + a handle on.
* encontrarle faltas a todo = nitpick.
* encontrar limitaciones = encounter + limitations.
* encontrar muy difícil = be hard-pushed to.
* encontrar oposición = meet with + opposition, find + opposition.
* encontrar placer = find + delight, find + enjoyment.
* encontrar por casualidad = come across, chance on/upon, stumble on.
* encontrar pruebas = find + evidence.
* encontrarse = occur, be positioned, reside, stand on, come upon, be poised, meet up, find + Reflexivo.
* encontrarse a gusto = be at ease.
* encontrarse ante un reto = in the face of + challenge.
* encontrarse cara a cara = come + face to face.
* encontrarse con = meet, run into, cross + Posesivo + path.
* encontrarse con dificultades = run up against + difficulties.
* encontrarse confortable = be at ease.
* encontrarse con problemas = run into + trouble.
* encontrarse con sorpresas = encounter + surprises.
* encontrarse con una barrera = face + barrier.
* encontrarse con una limitación = face + limitation.
* encontrarse con una situación = come across + situation, meet + situation.
* encontrarse con una sorpresa desagradable = rude awakening + be in store, be in for a rude awakening.
* encontrarse con una traba = face + limitation, face + barrier.
* encontrarse con un obstáculo = face + obstacle.
* encontrarse con un problema = encounter + problem, meet with + problem, run up against + issue, come across + problem.
* encontrarse en = lie (in), be based at.
* encontrarse en casa = be in.
* encontrarse en dificultades = find + Reflexivo + in difficulties.
* encontrarse en el trasfondo de = lie at + the root of.
* encontrarse en una mejor situación económica = be economically better off.
* encontrarse en un dilema = be caught in a conundrum.
* encontrarse en un impás = face + impasse.
* encontrarse en ventaja = find + Reflexivo + at an advantage.
* encontrarse fuera de lugar = be out of + Posesivo + element, be out of place.
* encontrar simpatizadores = find + friends.
* encontrar suerte = be in for a good thing, come in for + a good thing, be into a good thing.
* encontrar su propio modo de actuar = find + Posesivo + own way.
* encontrar su sitio = find + a home.
* encontrar tiempo = find + time.
* encontrar trabajo = find + a job.
* encontrar trabajo en una biblioteca = join + library.
* encontrar una salida a = find + a/the way out of.
* encontrar una solución = find + solution, develop + solution.
* encontrar un chollo = come in for + a good thing, be in for a good thing, be into a good thing.
* encontrar un equilibrio = find + a balance.
* encontrar un hueco = find + a home.
* encontrar un término medio entre ... y = tread + a middle path between ... and.
* intentar encontrar un término medio entre ... y ... = tread + a delicate line between ... and.
* no encontrar nada + Adjetivo = find far from + Adjetivo.
* no encontrar palabras = be at a loss for words, be lost for words.
* orígenes + encontrarse = origins + lie.
* problema + encontrarse = problem + lie.
* respuesta + encontrar = answer + lie.
* ser difícil de encontrar = be hard to find.
* solución + encontrarse en = solution + lie in.

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encontrar [A10 ]
vt
Sentido I
A
1 (buscando) ‹casa/trabajo/persona› to find
por fin encontró el vestido que quería she finally found the dress she wanted
no encuentro mi nombre en la lista I can't see o find my name on the list
¿dónde puedo encontrar al director? where can I find the manager?
no encontré entradas para el teatro I couldn't get tickets for the theater
yo a esto no le encuentro lógica I can't see the logic in this
lo encontré llorando I found him crying
2 (casualmente) ‹cartera/billete› to find, come across, come upon o on
lo encontré (de casualidad) I found it o came across it o came on o upon it (by chance)
B (descubrir) ‹falta/error› to find, spot; ‹cáncer/quiste› to find, discover
le encontraron un tumor they found o discovered that he had a tumor
C ‹obstáculo/dificultad› to meet with, meet, encounter
no encontró ninguna oposición a su plan his plan didn't meet with o come up against o encounter any opposition
el accidente donde encontró la muerte (period); the accident in which he met his death
Sentido II (+ compl):
te encuentro muy cambiado you've changed a lot, you look very different
¡qué bien te encuentro! you look so well!
encuentro ridículo todo este protocolo I find all this formality ridiculous, all this formality seems ridiculous to me
¿cómo encontraste el país después de tantos años? what did you make of the country o how did the country seem to you after all these years?
encontré muy acertadas sus intervenciones I found his comments very relevant, I thought his comments were very relevant
la encuentro muy desmejorada she seems a lot worse
lo encuentro muy aburrido I find him very boring, I think he is very boring
encontré la puerta cerrada I found the door shut
encontrarse
v pron
Sentido I
A
1 (por casualidad) encontrarse CON algn to meet sb, bump o run INTO sb (colloq)
2 (refl) (Psic) tb
encontrarse a sí mismo to find oneself
B (recípr)
1 (reunirse) to meet; (por casualidad) to meet, bump o run into each other (colloq)
hemos quedado en encontrarnos en la estación we've arranged to meet at the station
2 «carreteras/líneas» to meet
C (enf) (inesperadamente) ‹persona› to meet, bump o run into (colloq); ‹billete/cartera› to find, come across, come on
cuando volvió se encontró la casa patas arriba when he returned he found the house in a mess
encontrarse CON algo:
cuando volví me encontré con que todos se habían ido I got back to find that they had all gone, when I got back I found they had all gone
Sentido II (frml) (estar)
A (en un estado, una situación) to be
hoy me encuentro mucho mejor I am feeling a lot better today
el enfermo se encuentra fuera de peligro the patient is out of danger
la oficina se encontraba vacía the office was empty
no se encuentra con fuerzas para continuar he doesn't have the strength to go on
B (en un lugar) to be
el jefe se encuentra en una reunión the boss is in a meeting
la catedral se encuentra en el centro de la ciudad the cathedral is situated in the city center
entre las obras expuestas se encuentra su famosa Última Cena among the works on display is his famous Last Supper
en este momento el doctor no se encuentra the doctor is not here o is not in at the moment
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encontrar (conjugate encontrar) verbo transitivo
1
a) (buscando) ‹casa/trabajo/personato find;

no encontré entradas para el teatro I couldn't get tickets for the theater;

no le encuentro lógica I can't see the logic in it
b) (casualmente) ‹cartera/billeteto find, come across

c) (descubrir) ‹falta/errorto find, spot;

cáncer/quisteto find, discover
d)obstáculo/dificultadto meet (with), encounter

2 (+ compl):
te encuentro muy cambiado you look very different;

lo encuentro ridículo I find it ridiculous;
¿cómo encontraste el país? how did the country seem to you?
encontrarse verbo pronominal
1 (por casualidad) encontrarse con algn to meet sb, bump into sb (colloq)
2 (recípr)
a) (reunirse) to meet;

(por casualidad) to meet, bump into each other (colloq)
b) [carreteras/líneas] to meet

3 (enf) (inesperadamente) ‹billete/carterato find, come across;
me encontré con que todos se habían ido I found they had all gone

4 (frml) (estar) to be;
me encuentro mejor I am feeling better;

el hotel se encuentra cerca de la estación the hotel is (located) near the station
encontrar verbo transitivo
1 (algo/alguien buscado) to find: no encuentro el momento adecuado para decírselo, I can't find the right time to tell him
2 (tropezar) to meet: encontré a Luisa en el cine, I met Luisa at the cinema
encontrarás serias dificultades, you'll come up against serious difficulties
3 (considerar, parecer) lo encuentro de mal gusto, I find it in bad taste
'encontrar' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
acertar
- aparecer
- aterrizar
- atinar
- colocarse
- desconocer
- discografía
- fórmula
- hallar
- horma
- mariposear
- parte
- buscar
- dar
- encuentra
- esquivo
- solución
- ver
English:
bear
- difficulty
- dig around
- discover
- find
- fit in
- flesh
- forgetful
- get
- grade
- housekeeper
- intensify
- intimate
- locate
- lodging
- loophole
- pent-up
- replacement
- scrabble
- speed up
- store up
- strike
- traceable
- trail
- try
- be
- come
- encounter
- explain
- fumble
- high
- meet
- run
- seek
- solve
- spot
- stumble
- time
- word
- work
* * *
encontrar
vt
1. [buscando, por casualidad] to find;
he encontrado el paraguas I've found my umbrella;
encontré el libro que buscaba I found the book I was looking for;
le han encontrado un cáncer they've diagnosed her as having cancer;
encontré la mesa puesta I found the table already set;
lo encontré durmiendo I found him sleeping;
no encuentro palabras para expresar mi gratitud I can't find the words to express my gratitude;
Comp
CSur Fam
encontrar la vuelta a algo to get to grips with sth
2. [dificultades] to encounter;
no encontraron ninguna oposición al proyecto they encountered no opposition to the project
3. [juzgar, considerar] to find;
encontré muy positivos tus comentarios I found your comments very positive;
encuentro infantil tu actitud I find your attitude childish;
encuentro la ciudad/a tu hermana muy cambiada the city/your sister has changed a lot, I find the city/your sister much changed;
no lo encuentro tan divertido como dice la gente I don't find it o think it is as funny as people say;
no sé qué le encuentran a ese pintor I don't know what they see in that painter
See also the pronominal verb encontrarse
* * *
encontrar
v/t find
* * *
encontrar {19} vt
1) hallar: to find
2) : to encounter, to meet
See also the reflexive verb encontrarse
* * *
encontrar vb to find [pt. & pp. found]
no encuentro el libro que me dejaste I can't find the book you lent me
¿has encontrado las llaves? have you found your keys?

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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