Buscar Expressions

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Buscar literally means "to look for" and is used in many Spanish expressions.

buscar   to look for
    to search for
    to see
    to try to find
       
buscar en la página ___   to look on page ___
buscar entre el público   to look for in the crowd
buscar excusas   to make excuses
buscar hacer algo   to try to do something
buscar hacerlo lo mejor posible   to try to do the right thing
buscarla   to be looking for trouble / a fight
buscar la ruina a alguién   to be the ruin of someone
buscar pelea   to be looking for trouble / a fight
buscar su dinero   to be after his/her money
buscar trabajo   to look for work, to job-hunt
buscarle tres pies al gato   to complicate matters, make things difficult; to split
hairs, nitpick
ir a buscar algo / a alguién   to go get/fetch something / someone
     
¡Busca!   Fetch!
busca y encontrarás   seek and ye shall find
chico busca chica   boy seeks girl
el ___ más buscado   the most wanted ___
¿Quién me busca?   Who's asking for me?
     
buscarse   to find oneself
    to get/find for oneself
buscarse la vida (informal)   to try to make a living; to manage on one's own
buscársela (informal)   to ask for it (trouble)
Búscate la vida   Figure it out yourself
Él se lo/la buscó   He asked for it, brought it on himself
No te busques más problemas   Don't cause more problems for yourself
se busca piso   apartment wanted

Buscar is a spelling-change verb

Buscar conjugations