connaître

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French conoistre, from Latin cognōscere, present active infinitive of cognōscō

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Verb[edit]

connaître

  1. (transitive) to know (of), to be familiar with (a person, place, fact, event)
  2. (transitive) to know, to experience (glory, hunger, problems etc.)
  3. (transitive, archaic) to know (sexually)
  4. (pronominal) to be knowledgeable (en about)
    C'est toi qui t'y connais! You're the expert!

Conjugation[edit]

  • This verb is one of a fairly small group of -re verbs, that are all conjugated the same way. They are unlike other verb groups in that the ‘i’ is given a circumflex before a ‘t’.

Usage notes[edit]

Use savoir if you want to say you know something to be true

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French conoistre, from Latin cognōscō, cognōscere.

Verb[edit]

connaître

  1. to know

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