Translation of "know" - English-Polish dictionary


verb uk /nəʊ/ us past tense knew, past participle known

A1 to have knowledge or information about something in your mind

"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.

B1 to be familiar with a person, place, or thing because you have met them, been there, used it, etc before

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.

A2 to be able to do something

[ + question word ] Do you know how to ski?
I only know (= understand and speak) a little Spanish.
let sb know

A2 to tell someone something

dać komuś znać
Let me know if you're going to the party.

to guess something correctly

I knew she'd arrive late.
I should have known he wouldn't come.

to understand and agree with someone

I know what you mean about Pete - I wouldn't trust him at all.
be known as sth

B1 to be called something

być znanym jako coś
California is also known as the Sunshine State.
have known sth

to have had experience of something

pamiętać coś
I've never known the weather be so hot.
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.
I know

B2 used when you agree with something someone has just said

"It's a lovely day, isn't it?" "I know - let's hope it lasts."

B1 used when you have an idea

Już wiem !
I know - let's go to Helen's house.
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.

B1 something that you say while you are thinking what to say next

(no) wiesz
It's, you know, supposed to be a surprise.

B1 used to emphasize what you are saying

nie myśl sobie
I'm not an idiot, you know.
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.
you never know

B2 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.
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

(Translation of “know verb” from the Cambridge English–Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)