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know

verb
 
 
/nəʊ/ ( past tense knew, past participle known)
HAVE INFORMATION [I, T] A1 to have knowledge or information about something in your mind
wiedzieć
"How old is she?" "I don't know." Andrew knows a lot about computers. [+ question word] Do you know where the station is? [+ (that)] He knew that she was lying.Knowledge and awareness
BE FAMILIAR WITH [T] B1 to be familiar with a person, place, or thing because you have met them, been there, used it, etc before
znać
I've known Tim since primary school. I grew up in Brussels so I know it well. Since moving to London, I've got to know (= become familiar with) some nice people.Knowledge and awareness
BE ABLE [T] A2 to be able to do something
umieć
[+ question word] Do you know how to ski? I only know (= understand and speak) a little Spanish.Skill, talent and ability
let sb know A2 to tell someone something
dać komuś znać
Let me know if you're going to the party.Announcing, informing and stating
GUESS CORRECTLY [T] to guess something correctly
wiedzieć
I knew she'd arrive late. I should have known he wouldn't come.Guesses and assumptionsKnowledge and awareness
UNDERSTAND [I, T] to understand and agree with someone
rozumieć
I know what you mean about Pete - I wouldn't trust him at all.Words and phrases expressing agreement and acceptance
be known as sth B1 to be called something
być znanym jako coś
California is also known as the Sunshine State.Names and titles
have known sth to have had experience of something
pamiętać coś
I've never known the weather be so hot.Experiencing and suffering
know better (than to do sth) B2 to have the intelligence or judgment not to do something
mieć na tyle rozumu (żeby czegoś nie robić )
She should have known better than to eat so much. No wonder she feels sick now.Wise and sensible
I know used when you agree with something someone has just said
właśnie
"It's a lovely day, isn't it?" "I know - let's hope it lasts."Accepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyApproving and approvalWords and phrases expressing agreement and acceptance
used when you have an idea
Już wiem!
I know - let's go to Helen's house.Inspiration and inspiring
you know used to emphasize that someone does know what you are referring to
(no) wiesz
You know, he's the one with curly hair.InterjectionsSounds used as interjections
something that you say while you are thinking what to say next
(no) wiesz
It's, you know, supposed to be a surprise.InterjectionsSounds used as interjections
B1 used to emphasize what you are saying
nie myśl sobie
I'm not an idiot, you know.InterjectionsSounds used as interjectionsIntensifying expressions
as far as I know B2 used to say that you think something is true, but cannot be sure
o ile wiem, o ile mi wiadomo
As far as I know, he's never been in prison.Knowledge and awarenessUncertaintyHesitatingAchievable
you never know used to say that something could be possible although it does not seem likely
nigdy nie wiadomo
You never know - you might win the lottery.UncertaintyHesitatingAchievable
before you know it very soon
zanim się obejrzysz
We'll be there before you know it. →  See also know sth inside out , learn/know the ropes , know your stuff In the future and soon
(Definition of know verb from the Cambridge English-Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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