conocer

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See also: coñocer

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From Latin cognōscere, present active infinitive of cognōscō, probably through a Vulgar Latin form *conōscēre.

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conocer (first-person singular indicative present conozo, past participle conocíu)

  1. to know, to be aware of

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin cognōscere, present active infinitive of cognōscō, Vulgar Latin *conōscēre (*conōsceō).[1] Cognate with English cognosce.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /konoˈθeɾ/
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /konoˈseɾ/
  • Hyphenation: co‧no‧cer
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

conocer (first-person singular present conozco, first-person singular preterite conocí, past participle conocido)

  1. to know (a person or a place), to be familiar with, to be acquainted with
    Antonym: desconocer
  2. (in the preterite tense) to meet
  3. (in the future tense) to get to know, become acquainted (with)
  4. to see, to visit, to explore (i.e., to get to know a place for the first time)
  5. to hear, to know (implies hearing for the first time)
    Me gustaría conocer su opinión sobre el material de origen.
    I would like to hear your opinion about the source material.
  6. to discover, to get to or come to know, to learn about, to find out
  7. (reflexive, reciprocal) to know, to have known
    Se conocen desde la infancia.They have known each other since childhood.
  8. (reflexive) to know oneself

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  • Rule: c becomes a zc before a or o.

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