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How to say “I found” in Spanish? “Encontré”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “encontré” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on I found in Spanish like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Normal speech: en-con-TRÉ
IPA: /en.kon.’tɾe/

7 months ago


1st person singular – preterite tense

encontr + é = encontré

To form the preterite of any regular -ar verb, take off the -ar ending to form the stem, and add the endings: -é, -aste, -ó, -amos, -asteis, -aron.

8 months ago

encontré info.

Tips to remember the word ‘encontré’:
1. Associate ‘encontré’ with the English term ‘encounter,’ which sounds similar and can help you recall that you have “found” or “met with” something or someone.
2. Think of the common phrase “Te encontré” which means “I found you.” It’s often used in games like hide and seek, which could be a playful memory hook.

‘Encontré’ is the first-person singular past indicative form of ‘encontrar’, which means ‘to find’ in English. ‘Encontré’ means ‘I found’.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– Hallé (another past tense conjugation of hallar, which also means ‘to find’)
– Descubrí (from descubrir, which can mean to discover but also used as to find)

Conjugations of ‘encontrar’:
– Infinitive: encontrar
– Present: encuentro (I find), encuentras (you find), encuentra (he/she/it finds), encontramos (we find), encontráis (you all find, Spain), encuentran (they/you all/you formal find)
– Preterite: encontré (I found), encontraste (you found), encontró (he/she/it found), encontramos (we found), encontrasteis (you all found, Spain), encontraron (they/you all/you formal found)
– Imperfect: encontraba (I was finding), encontrabas, encontraba, encontrábamos, encontrabais, encontraban
– Future: encontraré (I will find), encontrarás, encontrará, encontraremos, encontraréis (you all will find, Spain), encontrarán

Examples of sentences that use ‘encontré’:
1. Ayer, encontré las llaves que habías perdido. (Yesterday, I found the keys that you had lost.)
2. Cuando limpiaba el ático, encontré una caja de fotos antiguas. (When I was cleaning the attic, I found a box of old pictures.)
3. Encontré a Juan en el parque esta mañana. (I found Juan in the park this morning.)
4. Finalmente encontré el libro que estaba buscando. (I finally found the book I was looking for.)
5. ¿Has encontrado tu reloj? Yo encontré el mío debajo del sofá. (Have you found your watch? I found mine under the sofa.)

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