Re: Weekly Vocab 6: to know
|From:||Carlos Thompson <chlewey@...>|
|Date:||Friday, May 9, 2003, 15:23|
taliesin the storyteller wrote:
> In Norwegian the triplet is:
> å vite "to know <something>"
> å kunne "to know how to do <something>", same as English _can, could_
> å kjenne "to know <someone>"
Hmmm... Modern Colombian seem to be developing this triplete.
Spahish has always had
conocer : to know something, be familiar with something
saber : to know a fact
But many people, at least in Bogota basilect, also have:
distinguir : to know someone (who someone is)
probably no to confuse "conocer" with knowing "in the biblical sense".
-- Carlos Th