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Dutch Verb Vinden ('to find') - Smartphones Page

Conjugation

Sample Sentences:
Vinden as 'to Find'
Vinden as 'to Think'
Related Words

Vinden   click to hear 2 'to find' is a strong verb:

vinden
to find
- vond
found
- gevonden
found
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overview
vinden to find
ik vind I find
wij vinden we find
ik vond I found
wij vonden we found
ik heb gevonden I have found
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simple present tense
vinden to
ik vind I find
jij vindt you find (singular, informal you)
hij vindt he finds
wij vinden we find
jullie vinden you find (plural, informal you)
zij vinden they find
U vindt you find (polite you)
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simple past tense
(vinden) to find
ik vond I found
jij vond you found
hij vond he found
wij vonden we found
jullie vonden y'all found
zij vonden they found
U vond you found
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present perfect tense
ik heb gevonden click to hear I have found
auxiliary verb hebben

Sample Sentences

Vinden   click to hear 2 can mean 'to find,' locate something, often an item that was lost or that you're looking for, but it can also mean 'to think,' stating an opinion

Vinden as 'to Find'

Ik kan 't niet vinden click to hear 2 3 I can't find it

't Is moeilijk te vinden click to hear 2 3 It's hard to find

een tussenweg vinden click to hear 2 Finding [an in-between way, a middle road] a compromise

Er is overigens nooit bewijs gevonden click to hear 2 By the way, proof was never found

Iemand zal een oplosing moeten vinden click to hear Someone will have to find a solution

Hij wist 't te vinden click to hear 2 3 He [knew] was able to find it

de hond in de pot vinden click to hear (saying) ['finding the dog in the cooking pot'] Dan vind je de hond in de pot click to hear 2 Then you'll find the dog in the cooking pot' - When you're very late for a meal, you may find the dog eating what was left of it - general meaning: coming late you may be left empty-handed

... en toen heb ik mijn toevlucht gevonden in Amerika click to hear ... and then I found [my] a refuge in America
- 'refuge' is too strong. I meant a place where I would be happier

'Terecht' click to hear can mean 'justified' but it can also mean something lost was 'found'

De sleutel is terecht click to hear The key (that was missing) has been found De sleutel is weg click to hear 2 The key is gone, missing
See also: verliezen 'to lose'

Hij is terecht ontslagen click to hear 2 [He was justly fired] - His firing was justified

'Terechtkomen click to hear 2 means 'to land, end up' - both literally, where and how you come down after a jump, and figuratively, where you are in your life
Hij is niet goed terechtgekomen click to hear 2 3 4 1. He hurt himself in a jump
2. He did not end up in a good place, he was not very successful in life

Daar moet je iets op vinden click to hear 2 3 [You'll have to find something for that] - You'll have to find a solution to that problem

'Vinden' as 'to Think'

'Vinden'   click to hear 2 is also often used when stating an opinion, like 'I think' in English. This 'vinden' almost always comes with an object (to 'find' something about) or a placeholder like het click to hear 2 3 / 't click to hear 'it' or ‑>> er click to hear ~'it' ‑>> or a conjuction like dat click to hear 'that' ‑>>

Ik vind 't te duur click to hear 2 3 I [find] think it's too expensive

Ik vind het heel raar click to hear 2 I think it's very strange

Ik vind het heel erg click to hear I think it's [very] really bad, I'm upset over it

Ik vind 't walgelijk click to hear 2 3 4 I think it's disgusting, revolting (usually more about morally questionable actions or unpleasant spectacles than about food or drink)

Ik hoop dat je het niet erg vindt click to hear I hope you don't think it's bad, I hope you don't mind

Wat vind jij ervan? click to hear 2 What do you think of it?

Vind je? click to hear 2 Do you think so? Is that your opinion?

Vind je ook niet? click to hear 2 3 Don't you think so too? Don't you agree?

Zeg je echt wat je vindt? click to hear 2 3 4 5 Do you really say what you're thinking?

De film ... van ... vind ik ook erg goed click to hear I also really like the movie ... by ...

Ik vond het nog steeds erg goed click to hear I still thought it was great (said after a repeat viewing)

Ik vind het nog steeds eeen fantastische film click to hear 2 I still think it's a great movie (said about a movie you've first seen years ago)

Ik vind er niks aan click to hear ['I find nothing in it'] - I don't care for it, it's not interesting to me

Ik vond er niet veel aan click to hear ['I did not find much in it'] - I didn't care for it, it was not interesting to me'

leuk vinden click to hear 2 'to like, to enjoy' M'n zoon vond het erg leuk click to hear My son really enjoyed it Ik dacht dat je het leuk zou vinden click to hear 2 I was thinking you would like it Ik dacht dat je het leuk zou vinden om dit te zien click to hear 2 I was thinking you would like to see this Je vindt mijn mopjes niet leuk click to hear 2 3 You don't like my jokes

Ik vind 't niet nodig click to hear 2 3 I don't think it's necessary, there is no need for it

Ik vind 't zo zielig click to hear 2 3
~ I think it's so sad, I pity those people

Ik vind 't best click to hear 2
It's OK with me - so this does NOT mean 'the best outcome'

Ik vind 't wel rustig click to hear 2 [I think it's quiet] - I like the quiet of it

Als ongewenst kind vind ik dat abortus mogelijk moet zijn click to hear 2 3 [Being an ...] As an unwanted child I think abortion should be [possible] available

Sommige mensen vinden dat ze meer rechten hebben dan anderen click to hear 2
Sommige mensen denken dat ze meer rechten hebben dan anderen click to hear 2 Some people think that they have more rights than others

(de) vindplaats click to hear 2 [the place where something is found] - location, site

(de) vondst click to hear find, something found, usually something useful

(de) uitvinder click to hear inventor
(de) uitvinding click to hear invention
plural: uitvindingen click to hear inventions

ontdekken click to hear to discover
(de) ontdekking click to hear discovery
(de) ontdekker click to hear discoverer
(de) ontdekkingsreiziger click to hear 2 [discovery-traveler] - explorer
(de) ontdekkingsreizen click to hear 2 journeys of discovery, explorations

te weten komen click to hear 2 3 ['to come to know'] - to find out Hoe ben je dat te weten gekomen? click to hear 2 3 4 How did you come to know that? How did you find (that) out? See also: weten click to hear to know (things)

ergens achter komen click to hear 2 [to come, get behind something] - to find out something ‑>> Hoe ben je erachter gekomen? click to hear 2 How did you find [it] out? Ik kwam er te laat achter click to hear 2
Ik ben er te laat achter gekomen click to hear 2 I found out [about it] too late

See also: zoeken 'to search, to seek'
- denken 'to think'
- more 'erg'

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