Saber and Conocer - Ways to Know in Spanish
(From the Guantanamera chapter of Musical Spanish, click for PDF lesson)
The expressions "yo sé" or "no sé" are likely to be some of the first you'll listen to when you travel to a Spanish speaking destination. Letting people know what you know and don't know can be very important!
Spanish divides “to know” into 2 words: saber and conocer. English speakers usually have trouble with this in the beginning, but get the hang of it through practice. A good trick—think of “SABER” words as things that can be LEARNED.
Don't worry about making mistakes either, as your general message is likely to be understood even if you choose the wrong form of "to know."
Conjugations of saber and conocer
Worksheet: Saber v. Conocer
PDF Lesson: Saber v. Conocer through Guantanamera
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