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Difference of "savoir" and "connaître"

Nicole E.A1Kwiziq community member

Difference of "savoir" and "connaître"

What is the difference of  "savoir" and "connaître"? They both mean "to know", right? When should I use which one?

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Nicole,

Just to add to what Maarten said, and after studying the lesson, there are some Fill-in-the- blanks on savoir and connaître that you can practice and that will test if you have understood the difference or not - 

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Hope this helps!

Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

There is a lesson on that as a good starting point - there are some easy ways to understand most situations, and others do become clearer with time and usage.

Connaître vs savoir = to know something vs to know how to do in French%252Fsearch%253Fs%253Dsavoir%252Bconnaitre

and further information here:

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/savoir-vs-connaitre/

Difference of "savoir" and "connaître"

What is the difference of  "savoir" and "connaître"? They both mean "to know", right? When should I use which one?

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