In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(sth lost or hidden)encontrarlook what I've found! — ¡mira lo que he encontrado!
- I can't find it anywhere — no lo encuentro por ninguna parte
- They said it was a drug search, but they found nothing and damaged everything.
- More bodies may yet be found, in what ranks as the UK's most serious accident at work in many years.
- We are in the process of finding a new FBI director.
- Adams immediately telephoned the police but when officers searched the area they found nothing.
- A €150 reward is available for the person who finds him.
- She turned the T.V. on and started flicking through channels, not finding anything good to watch.
- She figured that the next best thing for her to do would be to find a phone and call Alexia.
- As the hunt for Smith extends into a second year what are the chances he will be found?
- She is offering a reward to the person who finds him.
- With this many choices, nobody should ever have a problem finding something to watch!
- Apparently this is even better, as it means they'll easily find somewhere to park.
- The couple still send their daughter text messages in the hope of receiving a reply, but police have now warned there is little chance of finding her alive.
- Wolf strained his eyes a little but finally found who John was pointing at.
- A domain name is your internet dot com address, it's how people find you on the web.
- If he could land, he'd stand a better chance of being found in the jet than lying in the desert.
- When you arrive at your destination find a cool shady place and keep the cool box there.
- Finally I pieced it all together in my mind and went about the process of finding everything I needed.
- We could always find something to watch, even if it was just old repeats of Changing Rooms or Time Team.
- Each answer can be found by searching on the Web, or digging deep in your mind.
- With his accomplices he then moved on to Jean and Adrian's bedroom where he found the safe and its key.
2(come across, come upon)encontrarI found the door wide open — encontré la puerta abierta de par en par
- I woke up to find him gone — cuando me desperté, me encontré con que se había ido
- she found him in — lo encontró en su casa (or en la oficina etc.)
- there wasn't a soul to be found — no había un alma
- I wanted to buy some cherries but there were none to be found — quería comprar cerezas pero no había por ninguna parte
- you do occasionally find the odd exception — de vez en cuando te encuentras (con) una excepción a la regla
- I hope this letter finds you well — espero que al recibir esta carta te encuentres bien
- this species is found all over Europe — esta especie se encuentra en toda Europa
- The chances of finding the Thai Millennium coins in your change are very small.
- We had to go up four levels to get to the bikes and arrived to find the others waiting.
- The fire was contained in the living room where the man was found dead by police.
- Such structures are dotted all over the island and can be found in the most unexpected locations.
- As I walked into the room I looked around to find Mark watching me intently.
- How would you rate the chances of finding something good to eat at 6pm on a Sunday in a small village?
- We land to find that Nathan and Nat are already up the mountain on another flight.
- I'm fed up with constantly finding you in the hallway sifting through the letters.
- Vanessa returned home to find Cilla watching television in the living room.
- Detectives said that the body had been found in plastic bags which had been wrapped in a quilt cover.
- The bodies, which were found on Sunday, had been placed in bin bags in an alley.
- Sonia raised the alarm on Monday when she arrived for work and found no one there.
- I arrived to find the First Minister on his knees shredding box upon box of documents.
- She alerted police, but when they arrived they found his blue Toyota Seleca empty and bloodstained.
- When the search party returned they found Brush in the kitchen raiding the fridge.
- Just over an hour later a Garda knocked on their trailer door to tell them a man's body had been found nearby.
- A chief pilot today paid tribute to a colleague found dead at his home.
- A Spanish cannon found off the coast of Sligo has been unveiled in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.
- Steve Beard told the court he arrived home to find Markham and Mr Lovelock asleep.
- She opened her door to get a glass of water and found Wes standing in the hall still.
3.1(ascertain, discover)(answer/cause/solution) encontrarshe was found to be dead on arrival — falleció antes de llegar al hospital
- he was found to have Aids — descubrieron que tenía el sida
- I found (that) it was easier to do it this way — descubrí que era más fácil hacerlo así
- I think you'll find (that) I'm right — ya verás como tengo razón
- I think you'll find (that) it's too far to walk — mire que queda demasiado lejos como para ir a pie
- Recent studies found that acidic solutions could increase the flow throughout the stems after 40 min of flushing.
- My own study of Van Diemen's Land finds that this objective was largely realised.
- Now researchers are finding that the land of Nod may be especially difficult to reach for women.
- ESA's Huygens probe, arriving at Titan in 2005, will help find answers.
- Researchers found a simple solution that can double the shelf life of proteas and can especially benefit the export market.
- A small study found this herb helpful in easing menopausal symptoms, including sexual difficulties.
- In addition, oestrogen has been found to improve quality of life in the short term.
- The survey also finds a high correlation between overcrowding and incidents of fighting between students.
- Drinking adequate amounts of water has been found to have various benefits.
- The researchers found a solution that is not seen every day.
3.2to find sb guilty/not guilty — declarar / hallar a algn culpable/inocente
- how do you find the accused? — ¿cuál es su veredicto?
- the tribunal found that … — el tribunal declaró / falló que …
- 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 Court finds the plaintiffs and their children were wrongfully evicted and they are entitled to whatever damages they suffered as a result.
- Thus a crown court which finds that the police have acted in contravention of the Convention as regards a defendant in a criminal trial has no power to award damages to the defendant.
- Accordingly, the court finds that the defendant owes the full amount to the plaintiff.
- The Supreme Court found that there was a duty of care owed by all but one of the particular defendants.
- There is no way on the material that the court could find that the defendants were the cause of the loss of value.
- The tribunal found one of the three charges proved and ordered that Mr Baker be reprimanded.
- Hayes denied knowingly importing drugs but a jury at Chelmsford Crown Court found him guilty.
- This section applies if a court finds an adult guilty of an indictable offence.
4(experience as)encontrarshe finds him attractive — lo encuentra / le resulta / le parece atractivo
- he found her a great comfort — encontró / halló en ella un gran consuelo
- he found her a bore — le resultaba / le parecía aburridísima
- I find it difficult to concentrate — me es / me resulta difícil concentrarme
- I find it easier to do it like this — me es / me resulta más fácil hacerlo así
- I find that hard to believe! — ¡me cuesta creerlo!
- I find it very strange that nobody turned up — me parece muy raro que no haya venido nadie
- So it is unexpected to find her new novel set in Victorian times and concerned with a music-hall act.
- Well, we find also that air quality has an impact on the size of the raindrops.
- She found to her dismay that no native Indian fish had been mentioned in any of them.
- And people often find these jobs have no less pressure than the City, so what's the point?
- You will likely find that different user constituencies have very different needs and goals.
- All of them, he finds, had an ability to create or adopt new technology faster and better than their peers.
- As Dickie found to his dismay, the internet has changed all that.
- He's also found that the people he's met here remind him greatly of those he knew back home.
- Upon waking, I found that I had kicked all the blankets off and was covered in sweat.
- Overall, visitors to Atlanta will find it to be a pleasant and exciting travel destination.
- 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.
- When she did return at last, she found to her dismay, that they had moved away.
5.1(obtain, acquire)(house/replacement/room) encontrarhow can we find $20,000 by tomorrow? — ¿cómo vamos a conseguir / de dónde vamos a sacar 20.000 dólares antes de mañana?
- you'll have to find a better excuse — te vas a tener que buscar una excusa mejor
- to find happiness/God — encontrar la felicidad/a Dios
- I found great pleasure in music — la música me proporcionaba un gran placer
- she found in him a willing listener — encontró en él a alguien dispuesto a escuchar
- Some find solace in campaigning and others want nothing to do with it.
- We have tried, in fact, to find a diplomatic way out that would achieve the same objectives without going to war.
- She also finds time to record a documentary about the people within her town.
- While work keeps her busy, she nevertheless finds time to surf the net.
- For whatever reason, I still did not find comfort in his arms.
- People often find their inspiration from utterly mundane things.
- One way for young writers to succeed is to find new angles and ways to treat the same theme.
- If he did decide to emigrate, would he actually find happiness elsewhere?
- The second quarter drew a total blank on the scoreboard as neither side succeeded in finding the range against tight marking defenders.
- Despite her increasingly demanding schedule, Samantha insisted she still finds time for herself.
- Some CEOs seek counseling; others find solace in those closer to the office.
- Dolly comes to the countryside to regain her stability and find happiness with her kids.
- Football has given the world's poor a chance to succeed and find a place in the sun.
- It was definitely a challenge to find enough time to train, race, and work on my thesis.
- Those who do not expect to succeed can always find an excuse to cover their faults.
- They still haven't found enough money to pay the people who worked for them full-time.
- They could both find temporary solace, but they'd feel awkward and distant afterwards.
- He ran over to her and told her first thing to hide and find shelter.
- Outside work, Maxine also finds the time to help run a business club and enjoys aerobics and swimming.
- "We want people to ultimately find comfort in the songs, " says Gustafson.
5.2(provide with)to find sb sth — encontrarle algo a algn
- he found us a room — nos encontró una habitación
- In democracy, Christianity finds its most ‘natural’ social form.
- The nylon fibers have also found their way into the concrete industry.
- Like water it finds the broad and easy path, the lowest point.
- Perhaps, too, the thesis came too early to compete against the certainties of the 1960s, and finds a more natural place today.
- These specimens found their way into mine captains' collections or were sold to mineral collectors and dealers.
- In recent years, many European sports have also found their way into Tajikistan.
- The water levels for the cisterns for each commodity will find a common level.
- Thriving in hot dry climates, the aloe vera plant has found a natural habitat on Shay's farm.
- English words have found their way into most of the traditional languages spoken by Nigerian Americans.
- Though modern conveniences have found their way into the Inuit way of life, the story still seems relevant.
- These technologies soon found their way into petroleum refineries and chemical plants.
- The various species and cultivars have found their way into a dizzying array of utilizations.
- Once again, images of Katie found their way into his head and no matter how hard he tried, he couldn't make them go away.
- The problem isn't that the movie spends 90 minutes marinating in bad taste, but that so many of the desperate jabs at humor fail to find their mark.
- Despite this, some ritual European plants have already found their way into mainstream medicine.
- In Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand, Catholic education has found a natural place in various pluralist and multi-choice contexts.
- These features of American and English lyrics have also found their way into German rock.
- Many Pagan elements have found their way into other religions' rituals.
- Like love, friendship finds its own natural level, I think.
- It's really no huge surprise that advertisements eventually found their way into video games.
1(discover)encontrarsehe found himself in a strange bedroom — se encontró en una habitación desconocida
- I now find myself in a position to … — ahora me encuentro en circunstancias de …
- I found myself unable to answer their questions — fui / me vi incapaz de responder a sus preguntas
- I found myself trembling — me di cuenta de que estaba temblando
- if you're not careful, you'll find yourself in trouble — si no tienes cuidado te vas a ver en problemas
2(discover identity, vocation)encontrarse a sí mismo
- 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.
1to find for/against sb — fallar a favor de/contra algn
1hallazgo masculineto be a real find — ser todo un hallazgo
- Jones sincerely believed that everything was worthy of being architecture: he was a rare find.
- But the real acting finds here are Jonathan Jackson and Katharine Isabelle.
- Musa Smith and Onterrio Smith intrigue more than a few teams and could end up being the real finds in this year's crop.
- He's truly a special find, but all of his advantages are cancelled out by his over-caring nature.
- Emile Hirsch is the protagonist (and quite a find, a teenager coming out of nowhere to dominate the movie).
- Rookie of the year Evgeni Nabokov, 26, was a real find.
- Anna was a surprising find as Sieglinde, an attractive woman with a fine soprano voice.
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