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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