Connaitre or Savoir

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je connais le chemin – je sais comment y aller

Both verbs SAVOIR and CONNAITRE mean ‘to know’, hence the difficulty in translating it in French.

Savoir vs. Connaître – Mini Quiz

savoir

to know a fact – savoir un fait

Je sais qu’il n’y a pas de contrôle en français aujourd’hui.

I know there is no test in French today.

connaître

to know someone – connaître une  personne

Il connaît Julie et Lucas.

He knows Julie and Lucas.

to be familiar with something – connaître quelque chose

Nous connaissons le musée de Rennes en Bretagne.

We know the Rennes Museum in Brittany.

Mini Quiz - Savoir ou Connaître ?

Choisissez la bonne réponse. Pick the right answer.
    I know the song.
    I don’t know how to speak English.
    We (on) don’t know the schedule.
    We (nous) know where it is.

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