Encontrar ?

SusanA2Kwiziq community member

Encontrar ?

This lesson seems to define encontrar as 'being able to find': ex. I can't find my keys' : Yo no encuentro mis llaves. Why not : Yo no puedo encontrar mis llaves.
Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member
Hola Susan, Encontrar means "to find" but somehow it sounds a bit odd to translate the sentence in the lesson "Vosotros no encontráis las llaves" into "You don't find the keys" [literal translation] so we went for a more realistic translation in English which is "You can't find the keys." In many cases, when using the simple present in Spanish, the literal translation in English doesn't work well.

Encontrar ?

This lesson seems to define encontrar as 'being able to find': ex. I can't find my keys' : Yo no encuentro mis llaves. Why not : Yo no puedo encontrar mis llaves.

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