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Old May 15, 2006, 08:40 AM
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Re: when you find someone to be something...

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Originally Posted by shruti
So it varies by situation?

Is it wrong to say, for example,

Ellos encontraron al acusado culpable

?
Sorry for the slow response

I'm not a native speaker, but to me encontraron sounds more like physicaly finding something/someone and hallaron has a more figurative feeling too it (although it can also be used as a sinonym for encontrar.)
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