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“To Know”. Saber vs. Conocer. Saber = to know. To know information or facts Ella sabe la hora que salimos para la clase . Nosotros sabemos la escuela donde asistimos . To know how to do something Conjugated form of saber always followed by infinitive: Yo sé jugar al f ύ tbol .

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when do use saber

To know information or facts

    • Ella sabe la horaquesalimospara la clase.
    • Nosotrossabemos la escueladondeasistimos.
  • To know how to do something
      • Conjugated form of saber always followed by infinitive:
    • Yoséjugar al fύtbol.
    • Mi amigo sabemontar en bicicleta.
    • Use the preposition “de” after saber to say how much someone knows about something.
When do use SABER
when to use conocer

To know a person.

    • Yo conozco a mi mejor amigo.
    • Carla conoce al Rogelio.
  • To be acquainted with a place or something.
    • Ellos conocen a Dayton.
    • Tú conoces a la mύsica de pop o rock.
When to use CONOCER
you must remember

A clue as to when to use “conocer”:

    • you will most likely see the “personal a” used after the verb.
You must remember:
  • What’s the “personal a”?
    • When the direct object is a person, group of people, or a pet then the “personal a” is needed.
    • No English equivalent/translation
    • Ex: Yo conozco a los jóvenes.
    • El presidente conoce a su perro Bo.
recuerdas remember

Yo sé el nombre del presidente, pero, yo no conozco al presidente.

I know the president’s name, but, I don’t know the president.

saber y conocer

Yo ____________ a Susana.

Saber y conocer


  • Ellos ____________ la fecha.


  • Él ______________ quiénes el presidente.


  • Ella _____________ al presidente.


  • Nosotros __________ Bostón muy bien


  • Tú __________ que Bostón es la capital