trovare

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See also: trovaré

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /troˈva.re/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *tropāre, present active infinitive of *tropō, from Classical Latin tropus. Confer French trouver.

Verb[edit]

trovàre (first-person singular present tròvo, first-person singular past historic trovài, past participle trovàto, auxiliary avere)

  1. to find
  2. (informal) to visit (a friend, relative, etc.)
  3. to contact or get hold of (someone)
    lo chiamo spesso, ma mai lo trovo
    I call him often, but I can never get hold of him
  4. to come by; to come across
  5. (also with che + subj.) to think; to believe
    trovo che sia meglio lasciar perdere
    I think it is better to let it go
    non trovo giusto il tuo atteggiamento
    I don't think your attitude is proper
  6. to think up
    quando il professore gli ha chiesto i compiti, è riuscito a trovare una scusa
    when the professor asked him for his homework, he was able to think up an excuse
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Usage notes[edit]

Often used with da, followed by an infinitive, to imply place. For instance:

trovare da mangiare
to find a place to eat
(literally, “to find to eat”)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Portuguese trobar, borrowed from Old Occitan trobar, from Vulgar Latin *tropāre, present active infinitive of *tropō, from Latin tropus.

Verb[edit]

trovàre (first-person singular present tròvo, first-person singular past historic trovài, past participle trovàto, auxiliary avere)

  1. (archaic or literary) to compose poetry

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tɾoˈbaɾe/, [t̪ɾoˈβ̞a.ɾe]

Verb[edit]

trovare

  1. First-person singular (yo) future subjunctive form of trovar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) future subjunctive form of trovar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) future subjunctive form of trovar.