There are 2 translations of encounter in Spanish:

encounter1

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkaʊntər; ɪnˈkaʊntə(r)/

vt

  • 1.1 (be faced with) [danger/difficulty/opposition] encontrar*, encontrarse* con
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    • Officials said coalition forces ordered the airstrike after encountering hostile fire from the location.
    • He said the troops did not encounter any hostile fire.
    • But they're likely to encounter a hostile European Union.
    1.2 (come across) tropezar* or toparse con
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    • Upon his return he encountered Mistress Dorset in the corridor.
    • Rather, it appeared to be shock at encountering the person she least expected to meet.
    • It is only infrequently in life that one encounters people whose talents have been recognised and honoured by society.

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Word of the day reubicar
vt
to relocate …
Cultural fact of the day

In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.

There are 2 translations of encounter in Spanish:

encounter2

n

  • 1.1 (meeting) encuentro (masculine) a chance encounter un encuentro casual or fortuito casual sexual encounters relaciones (feminine plural) sexuales fuera de una pareja estable his first encounter with the law su primer tropiezo con la ley my first encounter with the works of Tennyson mi primera toma de contacto con la obra de Tennyson (before noun/delante del nombre) encounter group [Psychology/Psicología] grupo (masculine) de encuentro or relacional
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    • Our casual lakeside encounters evolved into more regular meetings, dancing and dating.
    • But you probably don't appreciate casual encounters.
    • When you go to work, or visit a park, it is possible that you will have a range of unexpected encounters, however fleeting or seemingly inconsequential.
    1.2 (hostile) encuentro (m), encontronazo (m)
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    • But men have also reported unpleasant online encounters.
    • It was the nastiest moment in countless unpleasant footballing encounters.
    • ‘Border guards…,’ I thought with awe, bracing myself for an unpleasant encounter.

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Word of the day reubicar
vt
to relocate …
Cultural fact of the day

In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.