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German - English (British) translations for "finden"

"finden" German translation




Finden means to discover, locate or come across something that was previously unknown or lost.

Part of speech



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Meaning: to find

Ich finde meinen Schlüssel nicht.

I can't find my key.

Meaning: to think

Ich finde, dass das eine gute Idee ist.

I think that's a good idea.

Meaning: to consider

Ich finde es wichtig, pünktlich zu sein.

I consider it important to be on time.

Meaning: to feel

Ich finde mich heute nicht so gut.

I don't feel so good today.

Meaning: to judge

Ich finde das Buch langweilig.

I judge the book to be boring.



  • ich finde
  • du findest
  • er/sie/es findet
  • wir finden
  • ihr findet
  • sie/Sie finden


  • ich fand
  • du fandest
  • er/sie/es fand
  • wir fanden
  • ihr fandet
  • sie/Sie fanden


  • ich werde finden
  • du wirst finden
  • er/sie/es wird finden
  • wir werden finden
  • ihr werdet finden
  • sie/Sie werden finden


  • ich hatte gefunden
  • du hattest gefunden
  • er/sie/es hatte gefunden
  • wir hatten gefunden
  • ihr hattet gefunden
  • sie/Sie hatten gefunden

Simple Past

  • ich fand
  • du fandest
  • er/sie/es fand
  • wir fanden
  • ihr fandet
  • sie/Sie fanden


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A1: Ich finde das Buch.

A1: I find the book.

A1: Wir finden den Weg nicht.

A1: We can't find the way.

A1: Du findest das Restaurant gut.

A1: You think the restaurant is good.

B1: Gestern habe ich meinen Schlüssel gefunden.

B1: Yesterday, I found my key.

B1: Ich werde die Lösung bald finden.

B1: I will soon find the solution.

B1: Wenn ich Zeit habe, werde ich das Buch finden und lesen.

B1: If I have time, I will find and read the book.

C1: Hätte ich gewusst, dass du hier bist, hätte ich dich schon früher gefunden.

C1: If I had known you were here, I would have found you earlier.

C1: Es ist schwer zu glauben, dass man in dieser Stadt noch Ruhe finden kann.

C1: It's hard to believe that one can still find peace in this city.

C2: Nachdem er jahrelang gesucht hatte, fand er endlich den Schatz.

C2: After years of searching, he finally found the treasure.

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The verb finden is a common German word used in everyday conversation. It is often used to describe the act of discovering something new or finding something that was lost. For example, if you are searching for your keys and finally find them on the kitchen counter, you could say 'Ich habe meine Schlüssel gefunden' (I have found my keys).

In addition to its literal meaning, finden can also be used in a figurative sense. For instance, you might use it to describe how you feel about a particular situation or person. If you meet someone new and really enjoy their company, you could say 'Ich finde ihn/sie sehr sympathisch' (I find him/her very likeable). Similarly, if you are struggling with a problem and suddenly have an idea for how to solve it, you might say 'Ich habe eine Lösung gefunden' (I have found a solution).

It's important to note that finden is a regular verb in German, which means that it follows a predictable pattern when conjugated. In the present tense, for example, the verb takes different forms depending on the subject: ich finde (I find), du findest (you find), er/sie/es findet (he/she/it finds), wir finden (we find), ihr findet (you all find), sie/Sie finden (they/you find). By learning these patterns and practicing using the verb in context, learners can become more comfortable with using finden and other German verbs in conversation.

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