Spanish: Verbs “saber” vs. “conocer” - Explanation
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English: The verbs “to know” and “to know”.
Spanish: Los verbos “saber” y “conocer”.
English: We use the verb “to know” to express that we have knowledge of how to do something, a learned skill, we use it to express that we have knowledge of some fact or we have some information in our mind.
Spanish: Usamos el verbo “saber” para expresar que tenemos conocimiento de cómo hacer algo, una habilidad aprendida, lo usamos para expresar que tenemos conocimiento de algún hecho o poseemos cierta información en nuestra mente.
English: The verb to know is conjugated like this in the present tense: I know, you know, you, he, she knows, we know, you know, you, they, they know
Spanish: El verbo “saber” se conjuga así en el tiempo presente: yo sé, tú sabes, usted, él, ella sabe, nosotros sabemos, vosotros sabéis, ustedes, ellos, ellas saben.
English: Let’s see the following examples: I know how to speak Spanish.
Spanish: Veamos los siguientes ejemplos: Yo sé hablar español.
English: You know where Chicago city is.
Spanish: Tú sabes dónde está la ciudad de Chicago.
English: She knows where and at what time my Spanish class is.
Spanish: Ella sabe dónde y a qué hora es mi clase de español.
English: We know who our Spanish teacher is.
Spanish: Nosotros sabemos quién es nuestro profesor de español.
English: On the other hand the verb “to know” means to be acquainted with someone, with something or with a place.
Spanish: Por otro lado, el verbo “conocer” significa estar familiarizado con alguien, con una cosa o con un lugar.
English: It is conjugated the following way in the present tense: I know, you know, you, he, she knows, we know, you know, you, they, they know.
Spanish: Se conjuga de la siguiente forma en el tiempo presente: yo conozco, tú conoces, usted, él, ella conoce, nosotros conocemos, vosotros conocéis, ustedes, ellos, ellas conocen.
English: Some examples:
Spanish: Algunos ejemplos:
English: I know my grandfather.
Spanish: Yo conozco a mi abuelo.
English: You know New York city.
Spanish: Tú conoces la ciudad de Nueva York.
English: Juan knows all video games.
Spanish: Juan conoce todos los juegos de video.
English: Marta knows all Cervantes novels.
Spanish: Marta conoce todas las novelas de Cervantes.
English: Very well! Now we can practice.
Spanish: ¡Muy bien! Ahora podemos practicar.
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