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Conocer
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Concepto:
• saber vs. conocer
What you will find in this presentation:
1. What does “saber” mean?
A. How to conjugate “saber”
2. What does “conocer” mean?
A. Personal “a”
B. How to conjugate “conocer”
3. Practice Exercises
1. The verb “saber” means “to know”.
2. We use “saber” when we are talking about knowing a fact or knowing how to do something.
1. I know the answer.
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Yo sé la respuesta.
She knows who the president of the United States is.
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Ella sabe quien es el presidente de los Estados Unidos.
3. These are some examples of how we would use “saber” in the English language.
1. When expressing know how to do something. You don’t need the word “how” in Spanish. It is
simply implied.
We know how to ride a bike.
2. They know how to ski.
3. Mr. DeVore knows how to speak Spanish.
4. I don’t know how to dance well.
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“Sabemos montar una bicicleta.”
“Ellos saben esquiar.”
“El Señor DeVore sabe hablar español.”
“No sé bailar bien.”
1. “Saber” has an irregular “yo” form.
2. Otherwise it is conjugated as a regular ER verb.
Yo
sé
Nosotros
sabemos
Tú
sabes
Vosotros
sabéis
Él, Ella, Usted, Se
sabe
Ellos, Ellas, Ustedes
saben
1. The verb “conocer” means “to know (a person), to meet or to be
familiar with something”.
2. We use “conocer” when we are talking about knowing a person.
1. I know you!
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íTe conozco!
2. She knows the president of the United States. (personally)
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Ella conoce al presidente de los Estados Unidos.
3. Do you know Phoenix well? (Are you familiar with it?)
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Conoces a Phoenix bien?
3. These are some examples of how we would use “conocer” in the
English language.
1. Since “conocer” is often used with people it is good to bring up personal “a”.
2. We use “conocer” to meet people and to know someone personally.
3. Whenever the a noun is a proper noun, meaning it has a specific name, we always
put what is called (personal “a”) before the name if its an object pronoun. It implies
that the person is an indirect object pronoun and most of the time, people are
considered indirect object pronouns.
1. ¿Conoces a Juan bien?
2. ¿Conoces a Nueva York?
3. Ella no conoce a Jorge.
4. No conozco a Raimundo.
Do you know John well?
Are you familiar with New York?
She doesn’t know George.
I don’t know Ray.
1. “Conocer” has an irregular “yo” form.
2. Otherwise it is conjugated as a regular ER verb.
Yo
conozco
Nosotros
conocemos
Tú
conoces
Vosotros
conocéis
Él, Ella, Usted, Se
conoce
Ellos, Ellas, Ustedes
conocen
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point, make sure to complete the question before clicking to see
the answer.
1. The first click will show all the problems.
2. Write your answers on a piece of paper LARGE and NEATLY
3. Then click for each individual answer.
4. Correct your work. DO NOT ERASE, because you need to see where your mistake is.
1. I know the answer.
Yo sé la respuesta.
2. I know John.
3. Do you know Mary?
Conozco a Juan.
Conoces a Maria?
4. Do you know the capital of Argentina?
Sabes la capital de Argentina?
5. I want to know who is talking.
Quiero saber quien está hablando.
6. I want to know her.
Quiero conocer a ella.
7. We know how to speak Spanish ok.
Sabemos hablar español así-así.
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2. If you had any errors, make sure to be aware of what they were.
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