conocer


conocer
v.
1 to know (saber cosas acerca de).
conocer algo a fondo to know something well
conocer bien un tema to know a lot about a subject
darse a conocer to make oneself known
dieron a conocer la noticia a través de la prensa they announced the news through the press
Ellos conocen el lugar They know the place.
2 to meet (a una persona) (por primera vez).
¿conoces a mi jefe? do you know o have you met my boss?
conocer a alguien de vista to know somebody by sight
conocer a alguien de oídas to have heard of somebody
¿de qué la conoces? how do you know her?
María conoció a Ricardo en verano Mary met Richard in the summer.
3 to get to know, to visit for the first time (lugar, país) (descubrir).
no conozco Rusia I've never been to Russia
me gustaría conocer Australia I'd like to go to o visit Australia
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CONOCER
CONJUGACIÓN
(c changes to zc before a and o)
Present Indicative
conozco, conoces, conoce, conemos, conocéis, conocen.
Present Subjunctive
conozca, conozcas, conozca, conozcamos, conozcáis, conozcan.
Imperative
conoce (tú), conozca (él/Vd.), conozcamos (nos.), conoced (vos.), conozcan (ellos/Vds.).
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verb
1) to know
2) meet
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1. VT
1) [+ persona]
a) (=saber quién es) to know

conozco a todos sus hermanos — I know all his brothers and sisters

¿de qué lo conoces? — where do you know him from?

la conozco de haber trabajado juntos — I know her from having worked with her

¿conoces a Pedro? — have you met Pedro?, do you know Pedro?

no me conoce de nada — he doesn't know me from Adam

la conozco de oídas — I've heard of her, I know of her

lo conozco de vista — I know him by sight

b) (=ver por primera vez) to meet

la conocí en Sevilla — I met her in Seville

c) (=saber cómo es) to get to know

cuando la conozcas mejor — when you get to know her better

la única forma de conocerlo es vivir con él — the only way to get to know him is to live with him

d) (=reconocer) to recognize, know

te he conocido por el modo de andar — I recognized o knew you from the way you walk

2) (=tener conocimiento de) [+ método, resultado] to know; [+ noticia] to hear

conozco un camino más corto — I know a shorter way

ella conoce una forma más fácil de hacerlo — she knows an easier way to do it

el enfermo debe conocer la verdad — the patient must be told o must know the truth

conozco las dificultades — I know (about) the difficulties

no conocía tus dotes de pintor — I didn't know what a good painter you were

conocía la existencia de los documentos — she knew of the documents' existence

queremos conocer de cerca la situación — we want to get to know the situation at first hand

investigaciones destinadas a conocer la verdad — investigations aimed at establishing the truth

3) [+ país, ciudad]

me encantaría conocer China — I would love to go to China

no conozco Buenos Aires — I've never been to Buenos Aires, I don't know Buenos Aires

quiero conocer mundo — I want to see the world

4) (=dominar) to know

conoce su oficio — he knows his job

no conozco mucho el tema — I don't know much about the subject

conoce cuatro idiomas — she speaks o knows four languages

5) (=experimentar)

ha conocido dos guerras mundiales — she has lived through two world wars

los muchos terremotos que ha conocido Italia — the many earthquakes there have been in Italy

todavía no ha conocido el amor — he's never known love

6) (=distinguir) to know, tell

conoce cuáles son buenos y cuáles malos — he knows o can tell which are good and which are bad

por tu cara se te conoce que estás sano — you can tell from your face that you are healthy

7)

dar a conocer — [+ información] to announce; [+ declaración, informe, cifras] to release

dio a conocer sus intenciones — she announced her intentions, she made her intentions known

dieron a conocer el ganador del premio a través de la radio — the prize was announced on the radio

no dieron a conocer su paradero por motivos de seguridad — they didn't reveal where they were staying for security reasons

los hechos se dieron a conocer en enero — the facts came to light in January

darse a conocer — [persona] to become known, make a name for o.s.

se dio a conocer en una película de Almodóvar — he made his name in an Almodóvar film

darse a conocer a algn — to make o.s. known to sb

8) (Jur) [+ causa] to try
2. VI
1) (=saber)

conocer de algo, ¿alguien conoce de algún libro sobre el tema? — does anybody know (of) a book on the subject?

2) (Jur)

conocer de o en una causa — to try a case

3.
See:
CONOCER Conocer, aplicado a personas o cosas, se traduce generalmente por know: No conozco muy bien a su familia I don't know his family very well Nos conocemos desde que éramos pequeños We have known each other since we were little Conoce Manchester como la palma de la mano He knows Manchester like the back of his hand ► Sin embargo, cuando queremos indicar que se trata del primer encuentro, se debe utilizar meet: La conocí en una fiesta I (first) met her at a party ¿Conoces a Carmen? Ven que te la presento Have you met Carmen? Come and I'll introduce you Para otros usos y ejemplos ver la entrada
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1.
verbo transitivo
1) <persona> to know; (por primera vez) to meet; <ciudad/país> to know

¿conoces a Juan? — do you know o have you met Juan?

no lo conozco de nada — I don't know him at al

lte conocía de oída — he'd heard of you

lo conozco de nombre — I know the name

sconocer a alguien de vist — to know somebody by sight

es de todos conocido — he's well known

anunca llegué a conocerlo bie — nI never really got to know hi

mconozco muy bien a ese tipo de person — aI know that sort of person only too wel

lfui a conocer a sus padre — sI went to meet his parent

conoce bien la zona — sshe knows the area wel

lquiero que conozcas a mi novi — oI want you to meet my boyfrien; (aprender cómo es) <persona/ciudad> to get to know

d¿conoces Irlanda — do you know o? have you been to Ireland

quiere conocer mundo — ?she wants to see the worl

dme encantaría conocer tu paí — sI'd love to visit your countr

ymás vale malo conocido que bueno por conocer — better the devil you know than the devil you don't

2) (estar familiarizado con, dominar) <tema/autor/obra> to know, be familiar with; <lengua> to speak, know

conoce muy bien su oficio — she's knows the job inside out

3)
a) (saber de la existencia de) to know, know of

no se conoce ningún remedio — there is no known cure

ese vestido no te lo conocía — I've never seen you in that dress before

no le conozco ningún vicio — he doesn't have any vices as far as I know

conocían sus actividades — they knew of o about his activities

b)

dar a conocer — (frml) <noticia/resultado> to announce; <identidad/intenciones> to reveal

el libro que lo dio a conocer como poeta — the book which established his reputation as a poet

darse a conocer — persona to make oneself known

intentó no darse a conocer — he tried to keep his identity a secret

4) (reconocer) to recognize*

te conocí por la voz — I knew it was you by your voice

5) (experimentar) <crisis> to experience; <desarrollo/cambio> to undergo; <revolución> to see
6) (impers) (notar)

se conoce que no están en casa — they don't seem to be in

se conoce que ya llevaba algún tiempo enfermo — apparently he'd been ill for some time

7) (Der) <causa/caso> to try
8) (arc) (tener trato carnal con) to know (arch)
2.
conocer vi
1) (saber)

conocer de algo — de tema/materia to know about something

2) (Der)

conocer de una causa — to try a case

3.
conocerse v pron
1) (recípr) (tener cierta relación con) to know each other; (por primera vez) to meet; (aprender cómo se es) to get to know each other
2) (refl)
a) (aprender cómo se es) to get to know oneself
b) (saber cómo se es) to know oneself
3) (enf) (fam) (estar familiarizado con) to know

se conoce todos los trucos — he knows all the tricks

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= be aware of, be cognisant of, know, learn, get to know, make + aware, become + cognisant of, gain + a sense of, be privy to, find out.
Ex. Although this may seem an obvious statement, there are many instances when the searcher is not fully aware of what can or might be retrieved.
Ex. The second aspect of institutional behavior we need to be cognizant of involves the notion the further institutions move into their life-cycles, the more they demonstrate the characteristics of a closed system.
Ex. However, in general, it is unreasonable to expect a user to know the ISBN of a book.
Ex. 'I'd be disappointed to learn that my boss or subordinates -- or peers for that matter -- told tales out of school about me to others'.
Ex. She still had more than two weeks in which to return to Deuxville, settle in and find an apartment, and get to know the city.
Ex. Libraries need to be made aware of all possible networking options, the benefits of the lesser known OSI suite of protocols and the requirements for establishing an OSI environment.
Ex. Becoming cognizant of these retail promotional tools is the first step -- the fun part is adopting successful ones!.
Ex. The best way of gaining some sense of what life used to be like is through the literature of the time.
Ex. Even individual models vary from others by the same manufacturer; but that isn't something I can advise on, I'm not privy to the information.
Ex. For example, a person can consult the system holdings files to find out whether a library in the network owns a copy of the document.
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* ayudar a conocer mejor = advance + understanding.
* conocer a Alguien = meet + Alguien.
* conocer a ciencia cierta = know for + certain, know for + sure, know for + a fact.
* conocer al dedillo = know + Nombre + off pat.
* conocer Algo al dedillo = know + Nombre + inside-out, learn + Nombre + inside-out.
* conocer Algo como la palma de + Posesivo + mano = know + Algo + like the back of + Posesivo + hand.
* conocer Algo de cabo a rabo = know + Nombre + inside-out.
* conocer bien = be knowledgeable about, be alert to.
* conocer como = designate as.
* conocer cómo piensa Alguien = get + inside the mind of.
* conocer con certeza = know for + certain, know for + sure.
* conocer de algún modo = know + on some grounds.
* conocer de antemano = foreknow.
* conocer de carretilla = know + Nombre + off pat.
* conocer de lo que Alguien o Algo es capaz = have + Nombre + figured out.
* conocer de memoria = know + Nombre + off pat.
* conocer de primera mano = know + first-hand.
* conocer + desafortunadamente = be painfully aware of.
* conocer de seguro = know for + certain, know for + sure.
* conocer (el) mundo = travel around + the world.
* conocer la noticia = learn + the news.
* conocer la verdad = discern + the truth.
* conocer lo que Alguien o Algo es capaz de hacer = have + Nombre + figured out.
* conocer mejor = gain + a better understanding, gain + a greater understanding.
* conocer muy bien = be fully aware of.
* conocer muy bien la materia = know + Posesivo + stuff.
* conocer personalmente = meet + in person, meet + face to face.
* conocer por experiencia = know (by/from) + experience.
* conocerse como = call, be known as, dub.
* conocérsele así por = get + Posesivo + name from.
* conocer vida = see + the world.
* conócete a ti mismo = know + thyself.
* dar a conocer = bring to + the attention, communicate, publicise [publicize, -USA], report, articulate, make + known.
* dar Algo a conocer = get + the word out.
* no conocer a Alguien de nada = not know + Pronombre + from Adam.
* no conocer a Alguien para nada = not know + Pronombre + from Adam.
* No importa lo que se conoce, sino a quién se conoce = It's not what you know, but who you know.
* quedar mucho por conocer = there + be + a great deal yet to be learned, there + be + still a great deal to be learned.
* sin conocer = ignorant of.
* tal como lo conocemos = as we know it.
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1.
verbo transitivo
1) <persona> to know; (por primera vez) to meet; <ciudad/país> to know

¿conoces a Juan? — do you know o have you met Juan?

no lo conozco de nada — I don't know him at al

lte conocía de oída — he'd heard of you

lo conozco de nombre — I know the name

sconocer a alguien de vist — to know somebody by sight

es de todos conocido — he's well known

anunca llegué a conocerlo bie — nI never really got to know hi

mconozco muy bien a ese tipo de person — aI know that sort of person only too wel

lfui a conocer a sus padre — sI went to meet his parent

conoce bien la zona — sshe knows the area wel

lquiero que conozcas a mi novi — oI want you to meet my boyfrien; (aprender cómo es) <persona/ciudad> to get to know

d¿conoces Irlanda — do you know o? have you been to Ireland

quiere conocer mundo — ?she wants to see the worl

dme encantaría conocer tu paí — sI'd love to visit your countr

ymás vale malo conocido que bueno por conocer — better the devil you know than the devil you don't

2) (estar familiarizado con, dominar) <tema/autor/obra> to know, be familiar with; <lengua> to speak, know

conoce muy bien su oficio — she's knows the job inside out

3)
a) (saber de la existencia de) to know, know of

no se conoce ningún remedio — there is no known cure

ese vestido no te lo conocía — I've never seen you in that dress before

no le conozco ningún vicio — he doesn't have any vices as far as I know

conocían sus actividades — they knew of o about his activities

b)

dar a conocer — (frml) <noticia/resultado> to announce; <identidad/intenciones> to reveal

el libro que lo dio a conocer como poeta — the book which established his reputation as a poet

darse a conocer — persona to make oneself known

intentó no darse a conocer — he tried to keep his identity a secret

4) (reconocer) to recognize*

te conocí por la voz — I knew it was you by your voice

5) (experimentar) <crisis> to experience; <desarrollo/cambio> to undergo; <revolución> to see
6) (impers) (notar)

se conoce que no están en casa — they don't seem to be in

se conoce que ya llevaba algún tiempo enfermo — apparently he'd been ill for some time

7) (Der) <causa/caso> to try
8) (arc) (tener trato carnal con) to know (arch)
2.
conocer vi
1) (saber)

conocer de algo — de tema/materia to know about something

2) (Der)

conocer de una causa — to try a case

3.
conocerse v pron
1) (recípr) (tener cierta relación con) to know each other; (por primera vez) to meet; (aprender cómo se es) to get to know each other
2) (refl)
a) (aprender cómo se es) to get to know oneself
b) (saber cómo se es) to know oneself
3) (enf) (fam) (estar familiarizado con) to know

se conoce todos los trucos — he knows all the tricks

* * *
= be aware of, be cognisant of, know, learn, get to know, make + aware, become + cognisant of, gain + a sense of, be privy to, find out.

Ex: Although this may seem an obvious statement, there are many instances when the searcher is not fully aware of what can or might be retrieved.

Ex: The second aspect of institutional behavior we need to be cognizant of involves the notion the further institutions move into their life-cycles, the more they demonstrate the characteristics of a closed system.
Ex: However, in general, it is unreasonable to expect a user to know the ISBN of a book.
Ex: 'I'd be disappointed to learn that my boss or subordinates -- or peers for that matter -- told tales out of school about me to others'.
Ex: She still had more than two weeks in which to return to Deuxville, settle in and find an apartment, and get to know the city.
Ex: Libraries need to be made aware of all possible networking options, the benefits of the lesser known OSI suite of protocols and the requirements for establishing an OSI environment.
Ex: Becoming cognizant of these retail promotional tools is the first step -- the fun part is adopting successful ones!.
Ex: The best way of gaining some sense of what life used to be like is through the literature of the time.
Ex: Even individual models vary from others by the same manufacturer; but that isn't something I can advise on, I'm not privy to the information.
Ex: For example, a person can consult the system holdings files to find out whether a library in the network owns a copy of the document.
* ayudar a conocer mejor = advance + understanding.
* conocer a Alguien = meet + Alguien.
* conocer a ciencia cierta = know for + certain, know for + sure, know for + a fact.
* conocer al dedillo = know + Nombre + off pat.
* conocer Algo al dedillo = know + Nombre + inside-out, learn + Nombre + inside-out.
* conocer Algo como la palma de + Posesivo + mano = know + Algo + like the back of + Posesivo + hand.
* conocer Algo de cabo a rabo = know + Nombre + inside-out.
* conocer bien = be knowledgeable about, be alert to.
* conocer como = designate as.
* conocer cómo piensa Alguien = get + inside the mind of.
* conocer con certeza = know for + certain, know for + sure.
* conocer de algún modo = know + on some grounds.
* conocer de antemano = foreknow.
* conocer de carretilla = know + Nombre + off pat.
* conocer de lo que Alguien o Algo es capaz = have + Nombre + figured out.
* conocer de memoria = know + Nombre + off pat.
* conocer de primera mano = know + first-hand.
* conocer + desafortunadamente = be painfully aware of.
* conocer de seguro = know for + certain, know for + sure.
* conocer (el) mundo = travel around + the world.
* conocer la noticia = learn + the news.
* conocer la verdad = discern + the truth.
* conocer lo que Alguien o Algo es capaz de hacer = have + Nombre + figured out.
* conocer mejor = gain + a better understanding, gain + a greater understanding.
* conocer muy bien = be fully aware of.
* conocer muy bien la materia = know + Posesivo + stuff.
* conocer personalmente = meet + in person, meet + face to face.
* conocer por experiencia = know (by/from) + experience.
* conocerse como = call, be known as, dub.
* conocérsele así por = get + Posesivo + name from.
* conocer vida = see + the world.
* conócete a ti mismo = know + thyself.
* dar a conocer = bring to + the attention, communicate, publicise [publicize, -USA], report, articulate, make + known.
* dar Algo a conocer = get + the word out.
* no conocer a Alguien de nada = not know + Pronombre + from Adam.
* no conocer a Alguien para nada = not know + Pronombre + from Adam.
* No importa lo que se conoce, sino a quién se conoce = It's not what you know, but who you know.
* quedar mucho por conocer = there + be + a great deal yet to be learned, there + be + still a great deal to be learned.
* sin conocer = ignorant of.
* tal como lo conocemos = as we know it.

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conocer [E3 ]
GUIA DE BUSQUEDA
■ conocer (verbo transitivo)
A
1 saber cómo es
2 estar familiarizado con
3 dominar
B saber de la existencia de
C
1 conocer por primera vez
2 aprender cómo es
3 dar a conocer
D reconocer
E experimentar
F verbo impersonal
G Derecho: una causa
H tener trato carnal con
■ conocer (verbo intransitivo)
A conocer de algo
B Derecho: de una causa
C conocer: enfermo
■ conocerse (verbo pronominal)
A
1 tener cierta relación con
2 conocerse por primera vez
3 aprender cómo se es
B
1 llegar a saber cómo se es
2 conocerse a uno mismo
C estar familiarizado con
vt
A
1 (saber cómo es, tener cierta relación con) to know
¿conoces a Juan? — no, mucho gusto do you know o have you met Juan? — no, pleased to meet you
no lo conozco de nada I don't know him at all, I don't know him from Adam (colloq)
dijo que te conocía de oídas he said he'd heard of you
lo conozco de nombre I know the name
te conozco como si te hubiera parido (fam); I can read you like a book
conoce sus limitaciones he is aware of o he knows his limitations
su generosidad es de todos conocida her generosity is well known
trabajamos juntos dos años pero nunca llegué a conocerlo we worked together for two years but I never really got to know him
conozco muy bien a ese tipo de persona I know that sort of person only too well
2 (estar familiarizado con) ‹tema/autor/obra› to know, be familiar with
¿conoces su música? are you familiar with o do you know his music?
¿conoces Irlanda? do you know o have you been to Ireland?
conozco el camino I know the way
3
(dominar): conoce muy bien su oficio she's very good at her job
conoce tres idiomas a la perfección she's completely fluent in three languages, she speaks three languages fluently
B (saber de la existencia de) to know, know of
¿conoces algún método para quitar estas manchas? do you know (of) any way of getting these stains out?
no se conoce ningún remedio there is no known cure
no conocía esa faceta de su carácter I didn't know that side of his character
¡qué vestido tan bonito, no te lo conocía! what a lovely dress! I've never seen you in it before
no le conozco ningún vicio he doesn't have any vices as far as I know
conocían sus actividades, pero no había pruebas they knew of o about his activities but there was no proof
C
1 (por primera vez) ‹persona› to meet
quiero que conozcas a mis padres I want you to meet my parents
2 (aprender cómo es) ‹persona/ciudad› to get to know
quiere viajar y conocer mundo she wants to travel and see the world
es la mejor manera de conocer la ciudad it's the best way to get to know the city
me encantaría conocer tu país I'd love to visit your country
más vale malo conocido que bueno por conocer better the devil you know than the devil you don't
3
dar a conocer (frml); ‹noticia/resultado› to announce;
‹identidad/intenciones› to reveal
todavía no se han dado a conocer los resultados the results have still not been announced o released
estuvo allí pero no se dio a conocer he was there but he didn't tell people who he was o but he didn't make himself known
el libro que lo dio a conocer como poeta the book which established his reputation as a poet
D (reconocer) to recognize*
te conocí por la voz I recognized your voice, I knew it was you by your voice
E
(experimentar): una de las peores crisis que ha conocido el país one of the worst crises the country has known
una industria que ha conocido un desarrollo desigual an industry which has undergone a period of uneven development
la primera revolución de las que conocería el siglo veinte the first revolution that the twentieth century was to see
F (impers)
(notar): se conoce que no están en casa they're obviously not at home
se conoce que ya llevaba algún tiempo enfermo apparently he'd been ill for some time
se conoce que ha estado llorando you can tell o see he's been crying
G (Derecho) ‹causa/caso› to try
H (arc) (tener trato carnal con) to know (arch)
■ conocer
vi
A (saber) conocer DE algo to know ABOUT sth
conoce del tema she knows about the subject
B (Der):
conocer de or en una causa/un caso to try a case
C
«enfermo»: está muy mal, ya no conoce he's in a bad way, he's not recognizing people
conocerse
v pron
A (recípr)
1 (tener cierta relación con) to know each other
nos conocemos desde niños we've known each other since we were children
ya nos conocemos we already know each other, we've already met
2 (por primera vez) to meet
3 (aprender cómo se es) to get to know each other
B (refl)
1 (llegar a saber cómo se es) to get to know oneself
2 (a uno mismo) to know oneself, know what one is like
C (enf) (fam) (estar familiarizado con) to know
se conoce todas las discotecas de la ciudad he knows every disco in town
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conocer (conjugate conocer) verbo transitivo
1personato know;
(por primera vez) to meet;
ciudad/paísto know;
¿conoces a Juan? do you know/have you met Juan?;

te conocía de oídas he'd heard of you;
lo conozco de nombre I know the name;
conocer a algn de vista to know sb by sight;
es de todos conocido he's well known;
quiero que conozcas a mi novio I want you to meet my boyfriend;
nunca llegué a conocerlo bien I never really got to know him;
¿conoces Irlanda? do you know Ireland? o have you been to Ireland?;
quiere conocer mundo she wants to see the world;
me encantaría conocer tu país I'd love to visit your country
2 (estar familiarizado con, dominar) ‹tema/autor/obrato know, be familiar with;
lenguato speak, know
3
a) (saber de la existencia de) to know, know of;

conocían sus actividades they knew of o about his activities

b)

dar a conocer (frml) ‹noticia/resultadoto announce;


identidad/intencionesto reveal;
darse a conocer [persona] to make oneself known;

intentó no darse a conocer he tried to keep his identity a secret
4 (reconocer) to recognize(conjugate recognize);
te conocí por la voz I knew it was you by your voice

5 (impers) (notar):
se conoce que no están en casa they don't seem to be in;

se conoce que ya llevaba algún tiempo enfermo apparently he'd been ill for some time
verbo intransitivo (saber) conocer de algo ‹de tema/materia› to know about sth
conocerse verbo pronominal
1 (recípr) (tener cierta relación con) to know each other;
(por primera vez) to meet;
(aprender cómo se es) to get to know each other
2 (refl)
a) (aprender cómo se es) to get to know oneself

b) (saber cómo se es) to know oneself

conocer verbo transitivo
1 to know
2 (por primera vez) to meet
3 (reconocer) to recognize
♦ Locuciones: dar a conocer, (hacer público) to make known
darse a conocer, to make one's name
'conocer' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
dar
- dominar
- ensombrecerse
- notoriamente
- paño
- percal
- pormenor
- sacar
- conozca
- dedillo
- desconocer
- malo
- palma
- palmo
- presentar
English:
acquaint
- acquaintance
- announce
- devil
- familiar
- hear of
- know
- meet
- name
- sight
- survey
- acquainted
- come
- disclaim
- fit
- get
- hand
- high
- taste
- wander
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conocer
vt
1. [saber cosas acerca de] to know;
conoce la mecánica del automóvil he knows a lot about car mechanics;
conoce el ruso a la perfección he's fluent in Russian;
conocen todo lo que pasa en el pueblo they know (about) everything that goes on in the village;
¿conoces alguna forma más rápida de hacerlo? do you know a quicker way to do it?;
no conozco bien este tema I'm not familiar with this subject;
Fam
conoce el tema al dedillo she knows the subject inside out;
conocer algo a fondo to know sth well;
dieron a conocer la noticia a través de la prensa they announced the news through the press;
su segunda película lo dio a conocer o [m5]se dio a conocer con su segunda película como el gran director que es his second movie o Br film achieved recognition for him as the great director that he is;
Juan enseguida se dio a conocer a mi amiga Juan immediately introduced himself to my friend;
fue, como es de todos conocido, una difícil decisión it was, as everyone knows, a difficult decision;
su amabilidad es de todos conocida everyone knows how kind he is, he is well-known for his kindness
2. [lugar, país] [descubrir] to get to know, to visit for the first time;
[desde hace tiempo] to know;
no conozco Rusia I've never been to Russia;
me gustaría conocer Australia I'd like to go to o visit Australia;
conoce la región como la palma de su mano she knows the region like the back of her hand;
a los veinte años se marchó a conocer mundo at the age of twenty he went off to see the world;
¿te acompaño? – no hace falta, conozco el camino shall I go with you? – there's no need, I know the way
3. [a una persona] [por primera vez] to meet;
[desde hace tiempo] to know;
¿conoces a mi jefe? do you know o have you met my boss?;
lo conocí cuando era niño I first met him when he was a child;
lo conozco de cuando íbamos al colegio I know him from school;
tienes que conocer a mi hermana I must introduce you to my sister;
conocer a alguien a fondo to know sb well;
conocer a alguien de nombre to know sb by name;
conocer a alguien de oídas to have heard of sb;
conocer a alguien de vista to know sb by sight;
¿de qué la conoces? how do you know her?;
no la conozco de nada I've never met her before, I don't know her at all
4. [reconocer]
conocer a alguien (por algo) to recognize sb (by sth);
lo conocí por su forma de andar I recognized him by the way he walked
5. [experimentar]
ésta es la peor sequía que ha conocido África this is the worst drought Africa has ever had o known;
el último conflicto que ha conocido la región the latest conflict witnessed by the region;
la empresa ha conocido un crecimiento espectacular the company has seen o experienced spectacular growth
6. Anticuado o Hum [sexualmente]
conocer carnalmente a to have carnal knowledge of;
hasta los treinta años no conoció varón she had never been with a man until she was thirty
7. Der [causa] to try;
el tribunal que conoce el caso se pronunciará mañana the court trying the case will announce its verdict tomorrow
vi
1.
conocer de [saber] to know about;
no te preocupes, que conoce del tema don't worry, he knows (about) the subject
2. Der
conocer de to try;
conocer de una causa to try a case;
será juzgado por el tribunal que conoce de casos de terrorismo he will be tried by the court that deals with cases relating to terrorism
See also the pronominal verb conocerse
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conocer
I v/t
1 know;
dar a conocer make known;
darse a conocer reveal one’s identity; de artista become famous
2 por primera vez meet
3 tristeza, amor etc experience, know
4 (reconocer) recognize
II v/i
:
conocer de know about
* * *
conocer {18} vt
1) : to know, to be acquainted with
ya la conocí: I've already met him
2) : to meet
3) reconocer: to recognize
See also the reflexive verb conocerse
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conocer vb
1. (en general) to know [pt. knew; pp. known]
¿conoces a Marc? do you know Marc?
le conozco desde hace años I've known him for years
¿conoces Bilbao? do you know Bilbao? / have you ever been to Bilbao?
dice que conoce un restaurante por aquí she says she knows a restaurant around here
2. (por primera vez persona) to meet [pt. & pp. met]
la conocí la semana pasada I met her last week
3. (reconocer) to recognize
te conozco la voz I recognize your voice
conocer de vista to know by sight

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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