Translation of conocer in English:

conocer

to know, v.

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(saber cómo es, tener cierta relación con)

      to know
      ¿conoces a Juan? — no, mucho gusto do you know / have you met Juan? — no, pleased to meet you
      • no lo conozco de nada I don't know him at all
      • dijo que te conocía de oídas he said he'd heard of you
      • lo conozco de nombre I know the name
      • te conozco como si te hubiera parido I can read you like a book
      • conoce sus limitaciones he is aware of / he knows his limitations
      • su generosidad es de todos conocida her generosity is well known
      • trabajamos juntos dos años pero nunca llegué a conocerlo we worked together for two years but I never really got to know him
      • conozco muy bien a ese tipo de persona I know that sort of person only too well

    • 1.2(estar familiarizado con)

      (tema/autor/obra) to know
      (tema/autor/obra) to be familiar with
      ¿conoces su música? are you familiar with / do you know his music?
      • ¿conoces Irlanda? do you know / have you been to Ireland?
      • conozco el camino I know the way

    • 1.3(dominar)

      conoce muy bien su oficio she's very good at her job
      • conoce tres idiomas a la perfección she's completely fluent in three languages

  • 2

    (saber de la existencia de)
    to know
    to know of
    ¿conoces algún método para quitar estas manchas? do you know (of) any way of getting these stains out?
    • no se conoce ningún remedio there is no known cure
    • no conocía esa faceta de su carácter I didn't know that side of his character
    • ¡qué vestido tan bonito, no te lo conocía! what a lovely dress! I've never seen you in it before
    • no le conozco ningún vicio he doesn't have any vices as far as I know
    • conocían sus actividades, pero no había pruebas they knew of / about his activities but there was no proof
  • 3

    • 3.1(por primera vez)

      (persona) to meet
      quiero que conozcas a mis padres I want you to meet my parents

    • 3.2(aprender cómo es)

      (persona/ciudad) to get to know
      quiere viajar y conocer mundo she wants to travel and see the world
      • es la mejor manera de conocer la ciudad it's the best way to get to know the city
      • me encantaría conocer tu país I'd love to visit your country
      • más vale malo conocido que bueno por conocer better the devil you know than the devil you don't

    • 3.3

      dar a conocer to announce
      • todavía no se han dado a conocer los resultados the results have still not been announced / released
      • estuvo allí pero no se dio a conocer he was there but he didn't tell people who he was / but he didn't make himself known
      • el libro que lo dio a conocer como poeta the book which established his reputation as a poet

  • 4

    (reconocer)
    to recognize
    te conocí por la voz I recognized your voice
  • 5

    (experimentar)
    una de las peores crisis que ha conocido el país one of the worst crises the country has known
    • una industria que ha conocido un desarrollo desigual an industry which has undergone a period of uneven development
    • la primera revolución de las que conocería el siglo veinte the first revolution that the twentieth century was to see
  • 6

    (notar)
    se conoce que no están en casa they're obviously not at home
    • se conoce que ya llevaba algún tiempo enfermo apparently he'd been ill for some time
    • se conoce que ha estado llorando you can tell / see he's been crying
  • 7

    Law
    (causa/caso) to try
  • 8archaic

    (tener trato carnal con)
    to know archaic

intransitive verb

  • 1conocer de

    (saber)
    to know about
    conoce del tema she knows about the subject
  • 2

    Law
    conocer de / en una causa/un caso to try a case
  • 3

    está muy mal, ya no conoce he's in a bad way, he's not recognizing people

pronominal verb

  • 1

    (recíproco)
    • 1.1(tener cierta relación con)

      to know each other
      nos conocemos desde niños we've known each other since we were children
      • ya nos conocemos we already know each other

    • 1.2(por primera vez)

      to meet

    • 1.3(aprender cómo se es)

      to get to know each other

  • 2

    • 2.1(llegar a saber cómo se es)

      to get to know oneself

    • 2.2(a uno mismo)

      to know oneself
      to know what one is like

  • 3informal

    (enfático, estar familiarizado con)
    to know
    se conoce todas las discotecas de la ciudad he knows every disco in town