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Spanish translation of “know”

know

verb /nəu/ (past tense knew /njuː/, past participle known)
to be aware of or to have been informed about
saber, conocer
He thinks he knows everything I know he is at home because his car is in the drive He knows all about it I know of no reason why you cannot go.
to have learned and to remember
saber, conocer
He knows a lot of poetry.
to be aware of the identity of; to be friendly with
conocer
I know Mrs Taylor – she lives near me.
to (be able to) recognize or identify
reconocer
You would hardly know her now – she has become very thin He knows a good car when he sees one.
knowing adjective showing secret understanding
de complicidad
She gave him a knowing look.
knowingly adverb in a knowing manner
con complicidad
She smiled knowingly.
deliberately or on purpose
intencionadamente
He would not knowingly insult her.
know-all noun an unkind name for a person who thinks he knows everything
sabelotodo, sabihondo
He had a reputation for being a bit of a know-all.
know-how noun the practical knowledge and skill to deal with something
saber hacer, conocimiento técnico
She has acquired a lot of know-how about cars.
in the know having information possessed only by a small group of people
estar en el ajo, estat al tanto
People in the know tell me that she is the most likely person to get the job.
know backwards to know extremely well or perfectly
saber al dedillo
He knows his history backwards.
know better to be too wise or well-taught (to do something)
saber mejor
She should know better at her age! He should have known better than to trust them.
know how to to have learned the way to
saber cómo
She already knew how to read when she went to school.
know the ropes to understand the detail and procedure of a job etc
conocer a fondo
It’ll take you a while to get to know the ropes.
(Definition of know from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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