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Old May 15, 2006, 09:40 AM
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Re: when you find someone to be something...

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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