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connaitre vs savoir

CarlC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

connaitre vs savoir

The answer given is "n'y connaît rien."   Seems to me this should be "n'y savait rien."   This refers to knowing how to navigate a lock.   Knowing how is savoir. 

Asked 1 year ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Carl,

"S'y connaître [en quelque chose]" is an idiomatic expression. Also, it is all about "knowing something" (i.e. "y" and "en quelque chose")

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

connaitre vs savoir

The answer given is "n'y connaît rien."   Seems to me this should be "n'y savait rien."   This refers to knowing how to navigate a lock.   Knowing how is savoir. 

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