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Inglés americano: /noʊ/
Inglés británico: /nəʊ/

Traducción de know en español:

transitive verb past tense knew past participle known

  • 1 1.1 (have knowledge of, be aware of) I don't know his name/how old he is
    no sé cómo se llama/cuántos años tiene
    do you know the words of the song?
    ¿sabes la letra de la canción?
    to know something about something
    saber algo de algo
    what do you know about that?
    ¿tú qué sabes de eso?
    not to know the first thing about something
    no saber nada or no tener ni idea de algo
    he's clever/wrong and he knows it
    es listo/está equivocado y lo sabe
    his wife knows it
    su mujer lo sabe or está enterada
    I knew it! you've changed your mind!
    ¡ya sabía yo que ibas a cambiar de idea!
    I didn't know (that) you had a brother!
    no sabía que tenías un hermano
    I know you're upset but …
    ya sé que estás disgustado pero …
    how was I to know that … ?
    ¿cómo iba yo a saber que … ?
    I should have known this would happen
    tenía que haber(me) imaginado que iba a pasar esto
    I don't know that I agree/that I'll be able to come
    no sé si estoy de acuerdo/si podré ir
    I'll have you know that …
    has de saber que …
    para que sepas, …
    you know as well as I do that …
    sabes tan bien como yo que …
    I don't know how to put this, but …
    no sé cómo decirlo, pero …
    I don't know what you mean
    no sé qué quieres decir
    you know what he's like before I knew where I was, it was ten o'clock
    cuando quise darme cuenta, eran las diez
    cuando quise acordar, eran las diez (Río de la Plata)
    it is well known that …
    todo el mundo sabe que …
    it's not widely known that she also paints
    poca gente or no todo el mundo sabe que también pinta
    it soon became known that …
    pronto se supo que …
    to be known to + infinitivehe's known to be dangerous/opposed to the idea
    se sabe que es peligroso/que se opone a la idea
    I know her to be a reliable person/a liar
    me consta que es de fiar/una mentirosa
    we knew him for a devout man [formal]
    lo teníamos por un hombre devoto
    I know that for a fact
    me consta que es así
    to know to + infinitive [colloquial] he does know to turn off the gas, doesn't he?
    sabe que tiene que desconectar el gas ¿no?
    she knows not to disturb us
    sabe (muy bien) que no tiene que molestarnos
    to let somebody know something
    decirle algo a alguien
    hacerle saber or comunicarle algo a alguien [formal]
    (warn) avisarle algo a alguien
    let me know how much it's going to cost
    dime cuánto va a costar
    let me know when you're going to arrive
    avísame cuándo vas a llegar
    let me know your decision
    hágame saber or comuníqueme su decisión [formal]
    he let it be known that …
    dio a entender que …
    to make something known to somebody
    hacerle saber algo a alguien
    he made it known to us that …
    nos hizo saber que …
    without our knowing it
    sin saberlo nosotros
    sin que lo supiéramos
    there's no knowing what he might do
    quién sabe qué hará
    do you know what!
    ¿sabes qué?
    I know what: let's go skating!
    ¡tengo una idea: vayamos a patinar!
    well, what do you know!
    ¡qué te parece!
    ¡pues mira tú!
    maybe she forgot; what or how do I know!
    ¡(y) yo qué sé, quizá se haya olvidado!
    he's not very patient — don't I know it!
    no tiene mucha paciencia — ¡si lo sabré yo!
    wouldn't you know it: it's starting to rain!
    ¡no te digo, se ha puesto a llover!
    not to know which way or where to turn
    no saber qué hacer
    to know something backwardsshe knows her part backwards (and forwards)
    se sabe el papel al dedillo or al revés y al derecho
    se sabe el papel de atrás para adelante (Southern Cone)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • It's good to know that the authorities are aware of the need to protect our environment.
    • She said the bus companies knew that customers were very aware of green issues and clean fuel.
    • Anyone who has travelled to Holland knows that they are more aware of human rights.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • She is now growing increasingly concerned and wants anyone who may know of his whereabouts to get in contact.
    • Remember to let the kennels or cattery know of any particular feeding or other requirements for your pet.
    • Let it be clear from here on in that I know absolutely nothing about how cars work.
    1.2 (have practical understanding of)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • One can listen to an aria in Italian or German without knowing the language and still get the message.
    • English children living in France would have to know the language - spoken and written.
    • This good news comes from someone who knows her subject.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Today, he takes comfort in the fact that his eldest son knew personal happiness and fulfilment in the last few years of his life.
    • They knew plenty of personal pain and grief, but their country was inviolable and it prospered.
    • He is a man who has known much personal sorrow in his life, and yet that has not stopped him doing what he can for others.
    1.3 (have skill, ability)to know how to + infinitive
    saber + infinitive
    he doesn't know how to swim
    no sabe nadar
  • 2 2.1 (be acquainted with)
    I know her from college/from somewhere
    la conozco de la universidad/de algún sitio
    we've known each other for years
    hace años que nos conocemos
    how well do you know her?
    ¿la conoces mucho or bien?
    I only know her by name
    la conozco solo de nombre
    la ubico solo de nombre (Latin America)
    it's not what you know, it's who you know that is important
    lo que importa no es lo que sabes sino a quién conoces
    I thought you'd forgotten — you know me better than that!
    pensé que te habías olvidado — ¿pero no me conoces? or ¡sabes que sería incapaz!
    you know me/him: ever the optimist
    ya me/lo conoces: siempre tan optimista
    if I know her, she won't even be up yet
    conociéndola, seguro que ni siquiera se ha levantado
    do you know France at all?
    ¿conoces Francia?
    to get to know somebodyhow did they get to know each other?
    ¿cómo se conocieron?
    I got to know him better/quite well
    llegué a conocerlo mejor/bastante bien
    to get to know something I'm still getting to know the area
    todavía no conozco bien la zona
    to make oneself known to somebody
    darse a conocer a alguien
    we knew her as Mrs Balfour/the little old lady next door
    para nosotros era la Sra Balfour/la viejita de al lado
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Anybody familiar with Citroen's larger cars knows the comfort of its hydraulic suspension system.
    • The castles and heritage trails are known and savoured by visitors from near and far.
    • Andrea told me that all her girl friends know the site, which really flattered me.
    2.2 (have personal experience of) he has known poverty/success
    ha conocido la pobreza/el éxito
    he knows no fear
    no sabe lo que es or no conoce el miedo
    you don't know what it is to be hungry
    (tú) no sabes lo que es tener hambre
    2.3 (be restricted by) [literary] her ambition knows no limits
    su ambición no tiene límites
    2.4 (Bible) [archaic] (sexually)
    conocer [archaic]
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The angel tells Mary (a woman who has known no man) that she will bear a son.
  • 3 3.1 (recognize, identify) I'd know that voice anywhere
    reconocería esa voz en cualquier parte
    would you know him?
    ¿lo reconocerías?
    would you know the street?
    ¿reconocerías la calle?
    she knows a good thing when she sees one
    sabe lo que es bueno
    to know something/somebody by something
    reconocer algo/a alguien por algo
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Everyone knows the name and recognises the face but not many of us have actually gone to see him.
    • Yet Sven Goran Eriksson and his assistant clearly know a player when they see one.
    • One man recognises a room by a small sign, another knows a street by the tram car numbers.
    3.2 (distinguish)to know something/somebody from something/somebody
    distinguir algo/a alguien de algo/alguien
    I don't know one from the other
    no los distingo
    no distingo al uno del otro
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Certainly, he is a man who knows his arias from his oboes.
    • Anyway, we shall all know the answer in three weeks time but my vain hope would be that someone is put in charge of the agricultural portfolio who at least knows his sheep from his goats.
    • I solicited advice from a doctor friend who knows his asthma from his tennis elbow, and who has studied many branches of medicine.
  • 4 (see, experience) (only in perfect tenses) I've never known her (to) lose her temper
    nunca la he visto perder los estribos
    this has been known to happen before
    esto ya ha ocurrido otras veces
    I have been known to read a book occasionally, you know
    algún libro leo de vez en cuando, aunque te parezca mentira

intransitive verb past tense knew past participle known

  • what happened? — nobody knows
    ¿qué pasó? — no se sabe
    how do you know? when will you know?
    ¿cuándo lo sabrás?
    I can't accept, as he well knows
    sabe muy bien que no puedo aceptar
    I won't argue: you know best
    no voy a discutir: tú sabrás
    I know!
    ¡ya sé!
    ¡tengo una idea!
    I ought to know!
    ¡si lo sabré yo!
    let me know as soon as he arrives
    avísame en cuanto llegue
    when will they let us know?
    ¿cuándo nos lo dirán?
    ¿cuándo nos lo comunicarán? [formal]
    you could have let me know!
    ¡me lo podrías haber dicho!
    I don't think so: I know so
    no es que lo crea, es que lo sé or me consta
    you never know
    nunca se sabe
    I needed help, but they didn't want to know
    necesitaba ayuda, pero ellos … ¡si te he visto no me acuerdo!
    the government didn't want to know
    el gobierno se desentendió completamente or no quiso saber nada
    I'm not stupid, you know! you'll have to work harder, you know
    vas a tener que trabajar más ¿eh?
    you know, if I had the choice, I'd quit tomorrow
    ¿sabes qué? or ¿sabes una cosa? si pudiera, me iba mañana mismo
    it's not fair, you know, they should have told us
    no hay derecho, la verdad, debieron habérnoslo dicho
    to know about something/somebodyhe knows about computers
    sabe or entiende de computadoras
    I didn't know about the strike
    no estaba enterado or no sabía de lo de la huelga
    we know about your little escapade!
    ¡estamos enterados de tu aventurita!
    I wish we'd known about it earlier
    ojalá nos hubiéramos enterado antes
    ojalá lo hubiéramos sabido antes
    can I invite him? — I don't know about that, we'll have to see
    ¿lo puedo invitar? — no sé, veremos
    to get to know about something did you know about John?
    ¿sabías lo de John?
    ¿estabas enterado de lo de John?
    I don't know about you, but I'm hungry
    yo no sé tú, pero yo tengo hambre
    to know of something/somebodyshe knew of their activities
    tenía conocimiento or estaba enterada de sus actividades
    not that I know of
    que yo sepa, no
    do you know of a good carpenter?
    ¿conoces a or sabes de algún carpintero bueno?
    I don't actually know her, I know of her
    no la conozco personalmente, solo de oídas


  • to be in the know
    estar enterado
    those in the know say that …
    los enterados dicen que …
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