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18. Portuguese Verbs To Know - Conhecer and Saber
There are two verbs in Portuguese that mean to know. Conhecer means to be acquainted / familiar with someone or something, while saber means to know factual information (even if the facts involve people or places).
|conhecer - to know (people, places)||saber - to know (facts)|
|eu conheço||nós conhecemos||eu sei||nós sabemos|
|tu conheces||vós conheceis||tu sabes||vós sabeis|
|ele/ela/você conhece||eles/elas/vocês conhecem||ele/ela/você sabe||eles/elas/vocês sabem|
Eu sei quem é esta pessoa. I know who this person is.
Eu sei qual é esta cidade. I know which city this one is.
Eu conheço esta pessoa. I know this person. (I have met this person / I recognize this person.)
Eu conheço esta cidade. I know this city. (I have been to this city before.)
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