Translation of find in Spanish:
transitive verb past tense & past participle found
- 1 (something lost or hidden) look what I've found!I can't find it anywhere¡mira lo que he encontrado!to find one's wayit's difficult to find one's way around this townno lo encuentro por ninguna parteyou'll soon find your way around the office/systemes difícil orientarse or no perderse en esta ciudadhow did the cat manage to find its way in here?en poco tiempo te familiarizarás con la oficina/el sistemacan you find your way there by yourself?¿cómo se las habrá ingeniado or arreglado el gato para meterse aquí?I'll find my own way home/out¿sabes ir solo?no te molestes en acompañarme (a casa/a la puerta)Example sentences
- They said it was a drug search, but they found nothing and damaged everything.
- Each answer can be found by searching on the Web, or digging deep in your mind.
- Adams immediately telephoned the police but when officers searched the area they found nothing.
- 2 (come across, come upon) I found the door wide openI woke up to find him goneencontré la puerta abierta de par en parshe found him incuando me desperté, me encontré con que se había idothere wasn't a soul to be foundlo encontró en su casa ( or en la oficina etc)I wanted to buy some cherries but there were none to be foundno había un almayou do occasionally find the odd exceptionquería comprar cerezas pero no había por ninguna parteI hope this letter finds you wellde vez en cuando te encuentras (con) una excepción a la reglathis species is found all over Europeespero que al recibir esta carta te encuentres bienesta especie se encuentra en toda Europa
- 3 3.1 (ascertain, discover)(solution/cause/answer)she was found to be dead on arrivalhe was found to have Aidsfalleció antes de llegar al hospitalI found (that) it was easier to do it this waydescubrieron que tenía el sidaI think you'll find (that) I'm rightdescubrí que era más fácil hacerlo asíI think you'll find (that) it's too far to walkya verás como tengo razón3.2 (Law)to find somebody guilty/not guiltymire que queda demasiado lejos como para ir a piehow do you find the accused?declarar or hallar a alguien culpable/inocentethe tribunal found that …¿cuál es su veredicto?el tribunal declaró or falló que …Example sentences
- This section applies if a court finds an adult guilty of an indictable offence.
- He denied the rape when he appeared at Luton Crown Court but was found guilty and sentenced to seven years on Monday.
- The jury at Glasgow High Court found him not guilty of two other charges of abusing a third boy and a young girl.
- The chances of finding the Thai Millennium coins in your change are very small.
- How would you rate the chances of finding something good to eat at 6pm on a Sunday in a small village?
- Detectives said that the body had been found in plastic bags which had been wrapped in a quilt cover.
- In addition, oestrogen has been found to improve quality of life in the short term.
- The researchers found a solution that is not seen every day.
- Researchers found a simple solution that can double the shelf life of proteas and can especially benefit the export market.
- 4 (experience as) she finds him attractivehe found her a great comfortlo encuentra or le resulta or le parece atractivohe found her a boreencontró or halló en ella un gran consueloI find it difficult to concentratele resultaba or le parecía aburridísimala encontraba aburridísimaI find it easier to do it like thisme es or me resulta difícil concentrarmeI find that hard to believe!me es or me resulta más fácil hacerlo asíI find it very strange that nobody turned up¡me cuesta creerlo!me parece muy raro que no haya venido nadieExample sentences
- It was a great surprise to buy a copy by chance and find the Evening Press is now lively and informative.
- When James I succeeded Elizabeth, he found his new kingdom at war with Spain in support of the Dutch.
- Well, we find also that air quality has an impact on the size of the raindrops.
- 5 5.1 (obtain, acquire)(room/house/replacement)how can we find $20,000 by tomorrow?you'll have to find a better excuse¿cómo vamos a conseguir or de dónde vamos a sacar 20.000 dólares antes de mañana?I couldn't find it in my heart to refusete vas a tener que buscar una excusa mejorshe still finds (the) time to studyno tuve el valor or no fui capaz de negarmeto find happiness/Godtodavía saca or encuentra tiempo para estudiarI found great pleasure in musicencontrar la felicidad/a Diosshe found in him a willing listenerla música me proporcionaba un gran placer5.2 (provide with) See examples: to find somebody somethingencontró en él a alguien dispuesto a escucharhe found us a roomencontrarle algo
aalguiennos encontró una habitaciónExample sentences
- The second quarter drew a total blank on the scoreboard as neither side succeeded in finding the range against tight marking defenders.
- One way for young writers to succeed is to find new angles and ways to treat the same theme.
- Those who do not expect to succeed can always find an excuse to cover their faults.
reflexive verb past tense & past participle foundto find oneself
- 1.1 (discover) (+ adverb complement)he found himself in a strange bedroomencontrarseI now find myself in a position to …se encontró en una habitación desconocidaI found myself unable to answer their questionsahora me encuentro en circunstancias de …I found myself tremblingfui or me vi incapaz de responder a sus preguntasif you're not careful, you'll find yourself in troubleme di cuenta de que estaba temblando1.2 (discover identity, vocation)si no tienes cuidado te vas a ver en problemasExample sentences
- I didn't need a semester abroad to meet new people and ‘find myself.’
- In the time shortly after her revelation she not only ‘found herself’ she also found out who her true friends were.
intransitive verb past tense & past participle found
- to be a real findser todo un hallazgoExample sentences
- Musa Smith and Onterrio Smith intrigue more than a few teams and could end up being the real finds in this year's crop.
- But the real acting finds here are Jonathan Jackson and Katharine Isabelle.
- Rookie of the year Evgeni Nabokov, 26, was a real find.
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (discover)
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