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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)
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