55 - Conocer = to know (person/place) Saber conjugation...

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Same definition verbs Grammar essential #55
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Same translations There are some words in Spanish that have the exact meaning in English. In Spanish, the two words have very different usages and meanings. Ser and estar are examples both mean “to be” Saber and conocer are another. Saber and conocer are irregular in conjugation. Saber and conocer both mean “to know”
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Same translations Saber is used when “to know” deals with facts or data. I know the capital. You know math. I know you are the president of the club. All of the above are factual. Everyone can have the same information by reading, searching, or asking around. Saber = to know (facts)
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Same translation Conocer is used in reference to be familiar or acquainted with. I know Sally. (I am acquainted with Sally). I know France. (I am familiar with France). I know the president of the club. (I am familiar with the president of the club). Conocer is information that is gathered by each person differently from experiences.
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Unformatted text preview: Conocer = to know (person/place) Saber conjugation Saber is irregular because of the yo form. Saber = to know (facts) Yo s I know Nosotros sabemos We know T sabes You (s.fam) know Vosotros sabis You (pl.fam) know l Ella sabe Ud. He/She/you (s.form) know Ellos Ellas saben Uds. They/ you (pl.form) know Conocer conjugation Conocer is irregular because of the yo form. Conocer = to know (people/ places) Yo conozco I know Nosotros conocemos We know T conoces You (s.fam) know Vosotros conocis You (pl.fam) know l Ella conoce Ud. He/She/you (s.form) know Ellos Ellas conocen Uds. They/ you (pl.form) know Same translations There are others that you will have to watch. For example: Pedir v. preguntar (to ask) Pedir = to ask for (something) preguntar = to ask (yes/no)/ to inquire/ to question Doler v. lastimarse / hacer dao Doler = to hurt internally lastimarse/hacer dao = to injure/ to hurt externally/ to damage...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course SPAN 103 taught by Professor Dr.lopez during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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55 - Conocer = to know (person/place) Saber conjugation...

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