know verb translate English to Polish: Cambridge Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Translation of "know" - English-Polish dictionary

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)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
by ,
May 24, 2016
by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

Read More 

Word of the Day

shade

to prevent direct light from shining on something

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More