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Conocer y Saber

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This 9 page handout and worksheet explains the differences between conocer and saber. It has photo illustrations and many practice exercises.

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									 English-Spanish Helpful Handouts – For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish                                                          Page 1 of 9

                                                             Conocer y saber




             Es un placer conocerlo.                         Yo conozco a Sara.                           Betty conoce Madrid.

           Conocer is used when you                     Conocer is used to say that                      Conocer is used with a
           meet someone for the first                  you know or are acquainted                              location.
                     time.                                   with someone.




                 Yo conozco París.                   Alejandro conoce las cámaras                    Anita conoce los cuadros de
                 No conozco París.                             digitales.                                 Diego Velázquez.

           Conocer is used to say that               Conocer is used to talk about                    Conocer is used to say that
             you have or have not                    being familiar, or acquainted,                   you recognize something.
                visited a place.                            with something.


Conocer means to know, to be familiar with, to be acquainted with, or to recognize persons, places, or
things.
Write the Spanish translation of these sentences.
1. It’s a pleasure to meet you. ______________________________________________________________
2. I know Sara. __________________________________________________________________________
3. Betty knows Madrid. ___________________________________________________________________
4. I’ve been to Paris. _____________________________________________________________________
5. Alejandro is familiar with digital cameras. __________________________________________________
6. Anita recognizes the paintings of Diego Velázquez. __________________________________________
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                 Sé la respuesta.                              Sé tu dirección.                               Fernando sabe la
                                                                                                                matemática.
         Saber is used to talk about                   Saber is used to talk about                          Saber means to have
          what you have learned.                         facts and information.                                  knowledge.




           Lisa y Gabriela saben                             Sabemos esquiar.                            Los estudiantes saben el
                  español.                                                                                 poema de memoria.
         Saber is used to talk about                Saber + infinitive is used to talk                 Saber is used to say that you
           knowing a language.                        about knowing how to do                           know something by heart.
                                                              something.




         Sabemos que él es doctor.                     ¿Sabes si van a venir a la                                 Bartolomé sabe los
                                                                fiesta?                                         cuadros de Velázquez.
            Saber is used before a                   Saber is used before a clause                               (He knows facts and
         clause beginning with que.                       beginning with si.                                    information about the
                                                                                                                      paintings.)

Saber means to know facts and information. It means to have knowledge.
Write the Spanish translation of these sentences.
1. I know the answer. ___________________________                                   7. I know you address. ____________________
2. Fernando knows mathematics. _________________                                   8. We know how to ski. ____________________
3. Lisa and Gabriela know Spanish. ________________                                9. We know that he is a doctor. _____________
4. The students know the poem by heart. ____________________________________________________
5. Do you know if they are coming to the party? _______________________________________________
6. Bartolomé knows the paintings of Velázquez. _______________________________________________
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 English-Spanish Helpful Handouts – For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish                                                          Page 3 of 9

Here is the present tense conjugation of conocer and saber.




               conocer                    yo conozco
                                          tú conoces
                                          él/ella/usted conoce
                                          nosotros/nosotras conocemos
                                          vosotros/vosotras conocéis
                                          ellos/ellas/ustedes conocen



                saber                      yo sé
                                           tú sabes
                                           él/ella/usted sabe
                                           nosotros/nosotras sabemos
                                           vosotros/vosotras sabéis
                                           ellos/ellas/ustedes saben



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Practice 1

Read the Spanish sentences and their translations.




                  Mucho gusto en
                    conocerlo.                         ¿Tú sabes qué hora es?                       ¿Sabe tocar el piano?
             (It's a pleasure to meet                 (Do you know what time                     (Do youknow how to play
                        you.)                                  it is?)                                 the piano?)




            No conozco a tu madre.                    Yo sé que ella enseña en
                                                                                                  Ruby no conoce Bogotá.
                                                            esta escuela.
                (I don't know your                                                                   (Ruby hasn't been to
                     mother.)                         (I know that she teaches
                                                                                                          Bogotá.)
                                                           at this school.)




Match the sentence with the correct verb.

Example:         __b__ Mucho gusto en _____.                                                            a. saberlo
                                                                                                        b. conocerlo



1. _____ Mucho gusto en _____.                                                                          a. conoce


2. _____ ¿Tú _____ qué hora es?                                                                         b. conozco


3. _____ ¿_____ tocar el piano?                                                                         c. conocerlo


4. _____ No _____ a tu madre.                                                                           d. sabes


5. _____ Yo _____ que ella enseña en esta escuela.                                                       e. sabe


6. _____ Ruby no _____ Bogotá.                                                                          f. sé




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Pracitice 2



                                 Pedro conoce un
                               restaurante itlaiano                                 Pedro
                                    estupendo.
                            (Pedro knows an excellent
                                Italian restauant.)
                              Paula sabe el Himno
                             Nacional Mexicano de                                          Paula
                                   memoria .
                           (Paula knows the Mexican
                           National Anthem by heart.)
                             Jorge no sabe conducir.
                           (Jorge doesn't know how to                                         Jorge
                                     drive.)




                       Elena no conoce París, pero sabe                                             Elena
                      que hay buena comida en Francia.
                      (Elena dosen't know Paris, but she
                      does know that there is good food
                                  in France.)

                      Sam conoce Portugál, pero no sabe
                                 portugués.
                                                                                                          Sam
                        (Sam knows Portugal, but he
                         doesn't know Portuguese.)

                        Stella no conoce el museo, pero
                                sabe dónde está.
                       (Stella doesn't know the museum,                                             Stella
                           but she knows where it is.)




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Fill in the blank with the correct form of conocer or saber.

1. Pedro _______________ un restaurante italiano estupendo.

2. Paula _______________ el Himno Nacional Mexicano de memoria.

3. Jorge no _______________ conducir.

4. Elena no _______________ París, pero _______________ que en Francia hay buena comida.

5. Sam _______________ Portugal, pero no _______________ portugués.

6. Stella no _______________ el museo, pero _______________ dónde está.



Answer these questions based on the information given in the sentences above. Write a complete
sentence.

1.¿Quién conoce un restaurante italiano estupendo? ___________________________________________

2. ¿Quién sabe el Himno Nacional Mexicano de memoria?________________________________________

3. ¿Quién conoce Portugal? ________________________________________________________________

4. ¿Quién no conoce París? ________________________________________________________________

5. ¿Quién sabe dónde está el museo? ________________________________________________________

6. ¿Quién no sabe conducir? _______________________________________________________________

7. ¿Quién no sabe portugués? ______________________________________________________________

8. ¿Quién no conoce el museo? _____________________________________________________________

Answer these questions about yourself.

1. ¿Conoces tú un restaurante italiano estupendo? _____________________________________________

2. ¿Sabes tú el Himno Nacional Mexicano de memoria? __________________________________________

3. ¿Conoces tú Portugal? __________________________________________________________________

4. ¿Sabes tú conducir? ___________________________________________________________________

5. ¿Conoces tú París? _____________________________________________________________________

6. ¿Sabes tú dónde está un museo? ______________________________________________________

7. ¿Sabes tú portugués? __________________________________________________________________

8. ¿Conoces tú un museo? _________________________________________________________________
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 English-Spanish Helpful Handouts – For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish                                                          Page 7 of 9

Practice 3

                                                         ¿Tú sabes dónde vive la
             Yo conozco a Pedro pero,                                                                  Él sabe el número de
                                                           abuela de Miguel?
              no conozco a su familia.                                                                teléfono de Consuelo.
                                                          (Do you know where
             (I know Pedro, but I don't                                                               (He knows Consuelo's
                                                          Miguel's grandmother
                  know his family)                                                                     telephone number.)
                                                                  lives?)


                                                        ¿Usted conoce usted este
                 Ella sabe divirtirse.                                                               Nosotros conocemos a
                                                                 libro?
             (She knows how to enjoy                                                                        Juliana.
                                                       (Are you familiar with this
                     herself.)                                                                          (We know Juliana.)
                                                                 book?)


               Nosotras no sabemos
                                                          Vosotros sabéis dónde                    ¿Vosotras concéis historia
              dónde queda la parada
                                                           está el restaurante.                            antigua?
                    de metro.
                                                          (All of you know where                     (Are all of you familiar
               (We don't know where
                                                             the restaurant is.)                     with ancient history?)
                 the metro stop is.)

               Ellos saben el poema
                                                                                                       ¿Ustedes conocen a
                  “The Raven” de                         Ellas saben bailar salsa.
                                                                                                             Javier?
                      memoria.                          (They know how to salsa
                                                                                                       (Do all of you know
                (They know the poem                             dance.)
                                                                                                             Javier?)
               "The Raven" by heart.)

The sentences above have been split into 2 pieces. Match the pieces.
Example: _b_ ¿Tú      a. sabe divirtirse
         _a_ Ella     b. sabes dónde vive la abuela de Miguel?
1. _____ Yo                                                   a. sabéis dónde está el restaurante.

2. _____ Él                                                   b. saben bailar salsa.

3. _____ ¿Usted                                               c. conocen a Javier?

4. _____ Nosotros                                             d. conocéis historia antigua?

5. ______ Nosotras                                            e. saben el poema “The Raven” de memoria.

6. ______ Vosotros                                            f. conozco a Pedro pero no conozco a su familia.

7. _____ ¿Vosotras                                            g. conocemos a Juliana.

8. _____ Ellos                                                h. no sabemos dónde queda la parada de metro.

9. _____ Ellas                                                i. conoce este libro?

10. _____ ¿Ustedes                                            j. sabe el número de teléfono de Consuelo.
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 English-Spanish Helpful Handouts – For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish                                                          Page 8 of 9

¿Practice 4

Read these Spanish and English sentences. Fill in the blanks with the correct form of either conocer or
saber. You might find some of these sentences a little bit tricky. The answers are on page 9.


1. Agustín _______________ a la abuela de Miguel.
     (Agustín knows Miguel’s grandmother.)

2. Aldonza y Carmelita _______________ las novelas de Cervantes.
   (Aldonza and Carmelita are familiar with the novels of Cervantes.)

3. ¿Usted _______________ cuántas personas van a venir a la fiesta?
    (Do you know how many people are coming to the party?)

4. Yo lo _______________ de vista.
      (I know him by sight.)

5. El taxista _______________ bien las calles de Guadalajara.
   (The taxi driver knows the streets of Guadalajara well.)

6. Yo no ________________ llegar a la carretera.
     (I don’t know how to get to the highway.)

7. Yo _______________ que Rubén Darío es poeta nicaragüense.
       (I know that Ruben Dario is a Nicaraguan poet.)

8. ¿_______________ tú jugar al ajedrez?
     (Do you know how to play chess?)

9. ¿_______________ usted cuántas habitantes tiene Madrid?
     (Do you know what the population of Madrid is?)

10. Eldora _______________ hacer una paella deliciosa.
      (Eldora knows how to make delicious paella.)




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Answers to page 8

1. Agustín conoce a la abuela de Miguel.
   (Agustín knows Miguel’s grandmother.)

2. Aldonza y Carmelita conocen las novelas de Cervantes.
   (Aldonza and Carmelita are familiar with the novels of Cervantes.)

3. ¿Usted sabe cuántas personas vienen a la fiesta?
    (Do you know how many people are coming to the party?)

4. Yo lo conozco de vista.
     (I know him by sight.)

5. El taxista conoce bien las calles de Guadalajara.
   (The taxi driver knows the streets of Guadalajara well.)

6. Yo no sé llegar a la carretera.
    (I don’t know how to get to the highway.)

7. Yo sé que Rubén Darío es poeta nicaragüense.
   (I know that Ruben Dario is a Nicaraguan poet.)

8. ¿Sabes tú jugar al ajedrez?
   (Do you know how to play chess?)

9. ¿Sabe usted cuántas habitantes tiene Madrid?
     (Do you know what the population of Madrid is?)

10. Eldora sabe hacer una paella deliciosa.
    (Eldora knows how to make delicious paella.)


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