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Old May 11, 2006, 03:42 PM
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when you find someone to be something...

How does that work?

For example:

I find him attractive.

He was found guilty.
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Old May 11, 2006, 04:37 PM
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Re: when you find someone to be something...

I'd probably say something like this:

He was found guilty. - Lo hallaron culpable.
I find him attractive. - Lo veo atractivo.
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Old May 12, 2006, 04:43 PM
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Re: when you find someone to be something...

So it varies by situation?

Is it wrong to say, for example,

Ellos encontraron al acusado culpable

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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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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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Re: when you find someone to be something...

Native here.

The two particular cases could be:
He was found guilty. - Lo declararon/hallaron culpable.
I find him attractive. - Lo considero/encuentro atractivo.
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Old May 18, 2006, 05:48 PM
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Thanks for the expert help atnbueno. Nice to have input from a native speaker
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