conhecer

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Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From older conhocer, from Old Portuguese connocer, from Latin cognōscere.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • (Northeast Brazil) IPA(key): /ko.ɲeˈse(h)/
    • (without vowel harmony) IPA(key): /ko.ɲɛˈse(h)/
  • (Rural Central Brazil) IPA(key): /ku.ɲiˈse(ɹ)/
  • Hyphenation: co‧nhe‧cer

Verb[edit]

conhecer (first-person singular present conheço, first-person singular preterite conheci, past participle conhecido)

  1. (transitive) to know (be acquainted or familiar with)
    Não conheço esse livro.I don’t know this book.
    Antonym: desconhecer
  2. (transitive) to meet; to get to know (to become acquainted with)
    Venha cá, quero que você conheça meu primo.Come here, I want you to meet my cousin.
  3. (ditransitive, with the indirect object taking como or por) to know as (to ascribe to something the title or quality of)
    Essa espécie é conhecida como Tringa totanus.This species is known as Tringa totanus.
  4. to visit a place for the first time
    Seu sonho era conhecer Paris.His dream was to visit Paris.
    Conheces Londres?Have you been to London?
  5. (archaic, transitive) to know (have sexual relations with)
    Synonyms: fazer sexo com, transar com, (euphemistic) dormir com, (vulgar) foder, (slang) comer
  6. (law, transitive with de) to concede (to acknowledge an appeal)
  7. first-person singular (eu) personal infinitive of conhecer
  8. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) personal infinitive of conhecer
  9. first-person singular (eu) future subjunctive of conhecer
  10. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) future subjunctive of conhecer

Conjugation[edit]

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:conhecer.

Related terms[edit]