Spanish Grammar: The Verb [CONOCER] with Familiarity

Spanish Grammar: The Verb CONOCER with Familiarity

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Spanish Grammar: The Verb [CONOCER] with Familiarity
la gramática española: el verbo [conocer] con el conocimiento

  • The verb [CONOCER] means to know (familiar with someone/thing).
  • May be used to indicate familiarity.

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The verb [CONOCER] means to know someone or something.

More specifically, a familiarity with a place of location or meeting someone personally.

The Verb [CONOCER] : TO KNOW (familiar/acquainted)
(Present Indicative Tense)
yo CONOZCO I know (acquainted)
CONOCES you know (acquainted)
él / ella / usted CONOCE he / she knows – you know (acquainted)
nosotros CONOCEMOS we know (acquainted)
vosotros CONOCÉIS  y’all know (acquainted)
ellos / ellas / ustedes CONOCEN  they / you all know (acquainted)

[CONOCER] with knowing – familiar – acquainted with people:

¿Conoces tú mi hermana?
Do you know (have you met) my sister?

¿Conoces la maestra de español?
Do you know (have you met) the Spanish teacher.

Nosotros vamos a conocer el presidente.
We are going to meet the president.

Yo le conozco.
I know you.

[CONOCER] with knowing / having the familiarity of locations or concepts.

¿Conoces tú Madrid?
Do you know (are you familiar) with Madrid?

¿Conoce usted la universidad?
Do you know (are you familiar) with the university?

Please note, the [YO] form of [CONOCER] is irregular, adding a [z] to the present tense conjugation!

Yo conozco la ciudad muy bien.
I know (am familiar with) the city very well.

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¿Quién conoce la ciudad?
Who is familiar with the city?

¿Quién conoce mi hermano?
Who knows my brother?

¿Cómo conoce Costa Rica?
How are you familiar with Costa Rica?

¿Cómo conoce el presidente?
How do you know the president?

¿Cuándo vamos a conocer el bebé?
When are we going to meet the baby?

¿Por qué no conoce la escuela ya?
Why are you not familiar with the school yet?

¿Por qué la conoces tú?
Why do you know her?

¿Cuántas personas conoce en esta ciudad?
How many people do you know in this city

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