savoir au passé composé

AnnieB1Kwiziq community member

savoir au passé composé

I teach Spanish and French.  In the preterit Spanish, SABER (their equivalent of savoir) carries the idea of someone finding out a fact or knowing it for a short time.  Is this true in French in the passé composé?

In other words, does "j'ai su son nom" carry the idea "I found out his name"?  Or even "I knew his name; but forgot it"?

Asked 1 year ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Annie,

C’est comme ça que j’ai su son nom that’s how I knew his name

Je l’ai su par hasard = I found out about it by chance

Here is a link on savoir.

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

SilviaB2Kwiziq community member

You corrected me wrong. My answer was correct

CélineKwiziq team member

Bonjour Silvia,

Can you give a bit more detail please? Which kwiz are you referring to? Which answer was marked wrong? Which question? It would make it easier to answer and see where and what is wrong. ;-)

Merci !

savoir au passé composé

I teach Spanish and French.  In the preterit Spanish, SABER (their equivalent of savoir) carries the idea of someone finding out a fact or knowing it for a short time.  Is this true in French in the passé composé?

In other words, does "j'ai su son nom" carry the idea "I found out his name"?  Or even "I knew his name; but forgot it"?

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