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1 Saber y conocer

2 What do both verbs mean? to know ** ** like ser & estar, saber & conocer have specific uses

3 Uses Saber – to know facts, info about something how to do something Conocer – to know a person a noun (be acquainted with/ familiar with) 3.to meet a person

4 saber sé I know sabemos We know sabes You know sabéis You all know sabe He, she, you know saben They, you all know

5 To know information, facts about something 1. Él sabe mucho de la historia del mundo. He knows a lot about world history. 2. Sabéis dónde está el restaurante. You all know where the restaurant is.

6 To know how to do something. Saber + INF 1. Saben hablar español They know how to speak Spanish. 2. Sabemos jugar al fútbol. We know how to play soccer.

7 Conocer conozco I know conocemos We know conoces You know conocéis You all know conoce He, she, you know conocen They, you all know

8 To know a person. 1.Kiko conoce a vosotros.** Kiko knows you all. ** personal a must be used here. Why? Personal a is used when a person(s) is the DO of a sentence!

9 To know NOUNS (i.e., to be acquainted with or be familiar with something). 1. Conozco Madrid I am familiar with Madrid. 2. Conocéis el restaurante. You all are familiar with the restaurant. 3. Conocen la literatura española. They are familiar with Spanish literature.

10 To meet a person 1. Conocí a José. ** I met José. 2. Conocisteis al profesor. ** You all met the profesor. ** personal a must be used here.

11 The previous examples imply only that you’ve been introduced to the object. It does not imply that you know much, if anything, about it.

12 What is the difference between the 2 sets of sentences given? 1. Él sabe el nombre del restaurante Conoce el restaurante. 2. Sabemos mucho de la literatura española. Conocemos la literatura española.

13 In both cases, the 1 st sentence implies that the subject knows information about the restaurant or Spanish literature. The 2 nd sentence simply implies that the subject has been introduced or knows about the restaurant and Spanish literature only. The subject is not necessarily able to give you much information about them.

14 Would you use saber or conocer? Do you know where the dog is? saber information Who knows Pepe? conocer Knowing people Are you familiar with Chicago? conocer Acquainted with/ familiar with something Ronaldo knows how to shoot animals. saber Know how to do something

15 Translate to Spanish Do you know where the dog is?  ¿Sabes dónde está el perro? Who knows Pepe?  ¿Quién conoce a Pepe? Are you familiar with Chicago?  ¿Conoces Chicago? Ronaldo knows how to shoot animals.  Ronaldo sabe tirar animales.


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