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trouver

English translation of trouver

find

The French word 'trouver' translates to 'find' in English. It can be used in various contexts just like in English; from locating a physical object to coming across a solution or agreeing with an opinion. For example, 'Je ne peux pas trouver mes clés' means 'I cannot find my keys'. Remember, conjugation changes with the tense and subject.


Example sentences using: trouver

J'ai trouvé une belle écharpe dans la boutique.

English translation of J'ai trouvé une belle écharpe dans la boutique.

I found a beautiful scarf in the shop.

This sentence uses the verb 'trouvé', which is the past participle form of 'trouver' (to find) in the context of finding an item while shopping. This is a common usage of the word in everyday French conversation.

Je suis sûr que tu peux trouver une solution à ce problème.

English translation of Je suis sûr que tu peux trouver une solution à ce problème.

I'm sure you can find a solution to this problem.

In this case, 'trouver' is being used in its infinitive form. It's associated with the ability to come up with a solution, which shows that 'trouver' can also be used metaphorically, not just for finding physical objects.

Peux-tu me trouver de l'eau s'il te plaît?

English translation of Peux-tu me trouver de l'eau s'il te plaît?

Can you find me some water, please?

Here, 'trouver' is used to mean 'to get'. This sentence is similar to the English phrase 'Can you get me some water'. In French, phrases like this often use 'trouver'.

Je suis content de t'avoir trouvé.

English translation of Je suis content de t'avoir trouvé.

I'm happy to have found you.

In this sentence, 'trouver' means discovering or encountering someone. It expresses contentment for encountering the person.

Nous allons t'aider à trouver le bon chemin.

English translation of Nous allons t'aider à trouver le bon chemin.

We will help you find the right path.

The phrase uses 'trouver' as a means of discovery or navigation, which can be both literal in terms of direction or metaphorical in terms of identifying a correct process or method.

Il faut trouver une façon de résoudre cette question.

English translation of Il faut trouver une façon de résoudre cette question.

We need to find a way to solve this issue.

In this case, the verb 'trouver' is used to express the need to come up with a solution to a problem. This demonstrates the word's versatility in French.

C'est difficile de trouver un bon restaurant dans cette ville.

English translation of C'est difficile de trouver un bon restaurant dans cette ville.

It's difficult to find a good restaurant in this city.

In this example, 'trouver' is used to express the challenge of locating something desirable. This sentence can be used when discussing preferences and the difficulty of meeting them in a certain location.

Elle ne peut pas trouver ses clés.

English translation of Elle ne peut pas trouver ses clés.

She can't find her keys.

The phrase uses 'trouver' to express the inability to locate something. It is a simple usage of the word which is prevalent in everyday conversation.

Je vais trouver un moyen de le faire.

English translation of Je vais trouver un moyen de le faire.

I will find a way to do it.

This sentence uses 'trouver' to imply inventiveness or ingenuity in solving a problem or achieving a task. The usage of the word here is metaphorical, implying the process of figuring something out.

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