Translation of conocer in English:

conocer

vt

  • 1 1.1 (saber cómo es, tener cierta relación con) to know ¿conoces a Juan? — no, mucho gusto do you know o have you met Juan? — no, pleased to meet you no lo conozco de nada I don't know him at all, I don't know him from Adam [colloquial/familiar] dijo que te conocía de oídas he said he'd heard of you lo conozco de nombre I know the name te conozco como si te hubiera parido [familiar/colloquial] I can read you like a book conoce sus limitaciones he is aware of o he knows his limitations su generosidad es de todos conocida her generosity is well known trabajamos juntos dos años pero nunca llegué a conocerlo we worked together for two years but I never really got to know him conozco muy bien a ese tipo de persona I know that sort of person only too well 1.2 (estar familiarizado con) [tema/autor/obra] to know, be familiar with ¿conoces su música? are you familiar with o do you know his music? ¿conoces Irlanda? do you know o have you been to Ireland? conozco el camino I know the way 1.3 (dominar) conoce muy bien su oficio she's very good at her job conoce tres idiomas a la perfección she's completely fluent in three languages, she speaks three languages fluently
  • 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 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 released estuvo allí pero no se dio a conocer he was there but he didn't tell people who he was o 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 (impers) (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 see he's been crying

vi

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

conocerse v pron

  • 2 (refl) 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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