Savoir vs Connaître

French Verbs To Know

French has two verbs which can be translated by the English verb to know: savoir and connaître.

This might seem confusing to English speakers, but in fact there are distinct differences in meaning and usage for the two verbs.

Meaning
Savoir means to know

  • a fact
  • by heart
  • how to do something
        Connaître means

  • to know (someone)
  • to be familiar with (someone or something)

Source: About.com

Test Confusing French: savoir vs connaître

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