saber

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saber (plural sabers)

  1. Alternative spelling of sabre.

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *sapēre, from Latin sapere, present active infinitive of sapiō.

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saber

  1. to know

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Provençal saber, from Vulgar Latin *sapēre, from Latin sapere, present active infinitive of sapiō.

Verb[edit]

saber (first-person singular present , past participle sabut)

  1. to know (a fact), to have knowledge
  2. to know how to

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *sapēre, from Latin sapere, present active infinitive of sapiō.

Verb[edit]

saber (first-person singular present sei, first-person singular preterite souben, past participle sabido)

  1. to know (a fact)
  2. to know how to do (something)
  3. first-person singular personal infinitive of saber
  4. third-person singular personal infinitive of saber

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Like Portuguese and Spanish, Galician has two different verbs that are usually translated to English as “to know”. The verb saber relates to factual knowledge and skills. In contrast, the verb coñecer relates to familiarity with people or places.

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Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Provençal saber, from Vulgar Latin *sapēre, from Latin sapere, present active infinitive of sapiō.

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saber

  1. to know

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saber m (oblique plural sabers, nominative singular sabers, nominative plural saber)

  1. knowledge

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese saber, from Vulgar Latin *sapēre, from Latin sapere, present active infinitive of sapiō (I taste; I am wise), from Proto-Indo-European *sap- (to know).

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saber (first-person singular present indicative sei, past participle sabido)

  1. to know a fact
    Perguntaram-me a resposta, mas eu não sabia.
    They asked me the answer, but I didn’t know.
    Sei que é verdade.
    I know it’s true.
  2. to know a value
    Eu sei qual é a capital da Assíria.
    I know what the capital of Assyria is.
    Ele sabe duzentos algarismos do número neperiano.
    He knows two hundred digits of Euler’s number.
    Ninguém sabe qual é a velocidade aérea média de uma andorinha não carregada.
    Nobody knows what the average airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow is.
  3. to know how to do something
    Não sei como fazer isso, mas ela sabe.
    I don’t know how to do this, but she knows.
    Sabes falar russo?
    Do you know how to speak Russian?

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saber m (plural saberes)

  1. knowledge (intellectual understanding)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *sapēre, from Latin sapere, present active infinitive of sapiō (I taste), from Proto-Indo-European *sap- (to try, to research).

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saber (first-person singular present , first-person singular preterite supe, past participle sabido)

  1. to know (a fact)
    que volverá – I know it'll come back
  2. to know how to do something
    Sabe hablar español – He knows how to speak Spanish
  3. to taste
    Sabe a pollo – It tastes like chicken

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saber m (uncountable)

  1. knowledge