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Re: Weekly Vocab 6: to know

From:Camilla Drefvenborg <elmindreda@...>
Date:Thursday, May 8, 2003, 19:49
Andreas Johansson de ortekera:
> Quoting Camilla Drefvenborg <elmindreda@...>: > > both can also be used in the sense of knowing how to use something, but > > not in the same way. > > > > veta hur man använder <något> > > kunna använda <något> > > > > both mean "know how to use <something>", but I cannot think of any > > difference in meaning. the latter form is most often used, for > > reasons of breivity. > > At least for me, these are distinct. The first doesn't necessarily imply > anything more than the abstract knowledge of how the thing is to be used, > the second implies the ability to use the thing in practice.
so they do, but I didn't realise that until I had sent it :) point goes to Andreas. --- Camilla "ana de esse limine ninda yastiar"