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encounter

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkaʊntər; ɪnˈkaʊntə(r)/

Translation of encounter in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (be faced with) [danger/difficulty/opposition] encontrar*, encontrarse* con
    Example sentences
    • 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
    Example sentences
    • 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.

noun/nombre

  • 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 1.2 (hostile) encuentro (masculine), encontronazo (masculine)

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