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"Você sabe onde posso encontrar um telefone público?"

Translation:Do you know where I can find a public telephone?

June 25, 2013



Could you also say "onde posso achar um telefone publico"?


Yes, you can. Not very common though...


What is the diference between achar and encontrar in this case?


In general: 'Achar' would translate to English find both literally (after searching, like in this case) and also about opinion as in "I find her really attractive" whereas 'encontrar' would translate more to English 'meet'....which is kind of matching find' in this case (because you're actually "meeting" the public phone somewhere in the time-space continuum.... ;-)

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