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Translation of conocer in English:

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 2 (saber de la existencia de) to know, know of ¿conoces algún método para quitar estas manchas? do you know (of) any way of getting these stains out? no se conoce ningún remedio there is no known cure no conocía esa faceta de su carácter I didn't know that side of his character ¡qué vestido tan bonito, no te lo conocía! what a lovely dress! I've never seen you in it before no le conozco ningún vicio he doesn't have any vices as far as I know conocían sus actividades, pero no había pruebas they knew of o/or about his activities but there was no proof
  • 3 3.1 (por primera vez) [persona] to meet quiero que conozcas a mis padres I want you to meet my parents 3.2 (aprender cómo es) [persona/ciudad] to get to know quiere viajar y conocer mundo she wants to travel and see the world es la mejor manera de conocer la ciudad it's the best way to get to know the city me encantaría conocer tu país I'd love to visit your country más vale malo conocido que bueno por conocer better the devil you know than the devil you don't 3.3dar a conocer [formal] [noticia/resultado] to announce [identidad/intenciones] to reveal todavía no se han dado a conocer los resultados the results have still not been announced o/or released estuvo allí pero no se dio a conocer he was there but he didn't tell people who he was o/or but he didn't make himself known el libro que lo dio a conocer como poeta the book which established his reputation as a poet
  • 5 (experimentar) una de las peores crisis que ha conocido el país one of the worst crises the country has known una industria que ha conocido un desarrollo desigual an industry which has undergone a period of uneven development la primera revolución de las que conocería el siglo veinte the first revolution that the twentieth century was to see
  • 6 (impersonal) (notar) se conoce que no están en casa they're obviously not at home se conoce que ya llevaba algún tiempo enfermo apparently he'd been ill for some time se conoce que ha estado llorando you can tell o/or see he's been crying

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

  • 1 (saber) conocer de algo to know about sth conoce del tema she knows about the subject
  • 2 [Derecho/Law] conocer de or en una causa/un caso to try a case

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (conocerse)

  • 2 (reflexivo/reflexive) 2.1 (llegar a saber cómo se es) to get to know oneself 2.2 (a uno mismo) to know oneself, know what one is like

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