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I trying Understand this word "encountered" and "found" ?

for example :

I found a girl 

and

 I encountered a girl 
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  • If you google those two words, you will find numerous definitions, explanations and examples of their use. Jan 6 '18 at 18:44
  • I foud and I don't understand well , for this I question here
    – simon
    Jan 6 '18 at 18:49
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encounter refers to seeing or meeting something or someone in the course of your day, trip, travels, or journey, etc. find refers to discovering something. But the two words are often used as close synonyms.

We encounter things and people that are in our path, with whom we might interact, as an encounter has duration, even if it be brief. We find things which we did not expect to be there, or which come to us by good fortune, or which we have been actively searching for.

We encountered many fallen trees along the road.

We found many fallen trees along the road.

We encountered protesters in the lobby.

We found protesters in the lobby.

We found Tabby high up in a tree.

I've found this girl. She's truly a gem. I hope this lasts.

I've found this girl. She'd be perfect for the shampoo ad.

We would probably not encounter Tabby high up in a tree. What were we doing up there in the first place?

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  • OMG now I understand well its used
    – simon
    Jan 6 '18 at 23:36
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The use of these words depends upon your intention.

For example, if you have been looking for a girl who shares your interests then you might say: I found a girl who shares my love of soccer.

Now look at the next sentence below:

I encountered a girl in the men's lavatory.

In this sentence you were not specifically looking to find a girl in the men's lavatory but unexpectedly, and by chance, found one there.

Some people might consider the use of encountered as being formal, but that's a matter of opinion.

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    OMG now I understand well its used
    – simon
    Jan 6 '18 at 23:36

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