savoir-connaître (was: Re: can-may)
|From:||Rene Uittenbogaard <ruittenb@...>|
|Date:||Monday, December 27, 2004, 11:25|
# 1 wrote:
> Maybe you don't know it clearly and that you only use it instinctively too
> because I don't know how to explain clearly the difference between "savoir"
> and "connaître" wich both means "to know" in english..
I thought "connaître" is used for people and specific things:
Je connais cet homme - I know that man
Je connais ce livre - I know that book
"savoir" is used for abilities and facts:
Il sait lire - He knows how to read / He can read
Il sait qui est venu - He knows who has come.