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Conocer or saber   Conocer  and  saber  are two verbs that can be translated to the English verb “to know.”  Conocer  is the  verb to use when you could just as correctly say “to be acquainted with.” It is most often used with  people, but can also refer to familiarity with a place. Use the verb  conocer  any time you want to say  that you know a person or that you know your way around a place. Whenever  conocer  is followed by  a person or a word that refers to a person, the verb will be followed by the preposition  a.   Yo conozco a Manuel.   I know (am acquainted with) Manuel. Conoces bien la ciudad de Guatemala.   You are well acquainted with Guatemala City. Saber
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Unformatted text preview: is used to indicate knowledge of a fact or knowledge of how to do something. It is often followed by an infinitive. When used with an infinitive, it should be thought of as to know how because the word how is not used in these situations in Spanish. When saber is used in the preterite tense, it means found out because it refers to the first moment something was known. Sabes construir una casa muy bien. You know how to build a house very well. Yo s la direccin. I know the address. No vamos a la piscina porque no sabemos nadar. We don't go to the pool because we don't know how to swim....
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