знать

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*ǵneh₃-

From Old East Slavic знати ‎(znati), from Proto-Slavic *znati, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵneh₃-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

знать ‎(znatʹimpf ‎(perfective узна́ть)

  1. to know: to be familiar with or accustomed to a person, place, or thing.
    Я её хорошо́ зна́ю.‎ ― Ja jejó xorošó znáju. ― I know her well.
    Я хорошо́ зна́ю матема́тику.‎ ― Ja xorošó znáju matemátiku. ― I know math well.
  2. to know: to be in possession of a specific fact or datum.
    Я зна́ю, где он живёт.‎ ― Ja znáju, gde on živjót. ― I know where he lives.
    Я зна́ю, ско́лько два плюс два.‎ ― Ja znáju, skólʹko dva pljus dva. ― I know how much two plus two is.
    Я не зна́ю, когда́ э́то бы́ло.‎ ― Ja ne znáju, kogdá éto býlo. ― I don’t know when it was.

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

imperfective

perfective

Noun[edit]

знать ‎(znatʹf inan ‎(genitive зна́ти, uncountable)

  1. (collective) nobility, noble people

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

знать ‎(znatʹ)

  1. (popular) it seems

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