I I KNOW .. DO YOU KNOW .. HE DOESiN'T KNOW .. R 50 SABER se = SABER y CONOCER TO KNOW, TO KNOW HOW we know you know you know he knows she knows it knows USES c(~nocemos I you all know you know c( )nocen conoce saben you know he knows she knows it knows you all know they know Of SABER USES we know c( )noceis conoces you all know A quick easy general rule: Facts, Figures and Information 1. To express know/edge about something: Yo sa d6nde vive ella. I know where she lives. TO KrNOw, TO MEET / know sabeis sabes = conozco sabemos / know sabe CONOCER , you all know they know Of CONOCER A qUick easy general rUIEj. a Person, a Plac~, or a Thing. 1. To express acquaintace or familiarity with ... Conozco .fj la ma re de ella. I know her moth r. El sabe mi numero de telefono. He knows my telephone number. ~Conoces Ellos no saben la diferencia. They don't know the difference. ~Conocen No sabemos su nombre. We don't know her name. EI conoce gJ alcalde . He knows the mf yor. 2. To express to know how to... Ella sabe leer muy bien . She knows how to read very well. ~Sabes conducir? Do you know how to drive? EI sabe consruir casas. He knows how to build houses. Anahe m muy bien? Do you know An heim very well? Uds. ~sos perros? Do you guys know those dogs? I e NOTE: Please noti e that when the verb conocer is used 0 express familiarity with a person, the personal"a" is used directly in fron of the person. This small word does not translate into English in these situatIons, and has no English equivalent. N9w, you might ask, "Well, why do they us, it there?" My answer is simply this, iNo se! (I don't know!) But, they say i~ this way, so we have to go along with it. See R 45 for more details.