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conocer vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (algo: estar informado)know vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 El herrero conoce bien su oficio.
 The blacksmith knows his job well.
conocer vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (a alguien: tener trato)know vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Conozco a tu padre desde hace cinco años: es mi abogado.
 I've known your father five years; he's my lawyer.
conocerse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (personas: tener trato)know vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  meet vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  get to know v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Antes de juzgarme tendrías que conocerme.
 
Additional Translations
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conocer vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (identificar, distinguir) (UK: identify)recognise vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (US: identify)recognize vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (among others)distinguish vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Sabía que eras tú porque te conocí por el vestido.
 I knew it was you. I recognised you by the dress you were wearing.
conocer vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (ver por primera vez) (person)meet vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (place)be in, go to vi + prep
 Aquella noche la conocí. Antes no la había visto en mi vida.
 I met her that night. I had never seen her before in my life.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2016:

Compound Forms:
conocer | CONOCER | conocer (a alguien)
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a fin de conocer (para saber)in order to get to know, in order to know exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  to find out about exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (formal)with the aim of learning exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
conocer al dedillo exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (conocer profundamente)know by heart v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  know like the back of your hand v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
conocer al enemigo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (su forma de actuar)know your enemy, know the enemy vtr + n
  (figurative: his strategies, tactics)know what makes your enemy tick v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
conocer bien vtr + adj (a fondo)know [sb/sth] well vtr + adv
conocer de cerca loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (saber de primera mano)see up close v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  inspect closely v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  get to know first-hand v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
conocer de nombre loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (oír hablar o leer de) (person, not by sight)know [sb] by name v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (thing, no direct experience)have heard of [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
conocer de vista loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (de lejos) (name unknown)know [sb] by sight v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
conocer el paño loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). coloquial (estar enterado del tema)be up on [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (informal)know the score exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Pregúntale mejor a la doctora Ruiz que conoce mejor el paño.
 You had better ask Dr. Ruiz, she is more up on it.
conocer el percal loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). coloq. (conocer de un asunto)know the score v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  find out the score v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (UK, informal)suss [sth] out v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Cuando conoció el percal le entró miedo y huyó de la ciudad.
conocer en persona loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (cara a cara)meet [sb] in person v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  meet [sb] face-to-face v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
dar a conocer loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (hacer público)publish vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  make [sth] public v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 El laboratorio dio a conocer los resultados de su investigación.
darse a conocer loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (hacerse conocido)make [sb] known v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (figurative)put [sb] on the map, put [sb] on the spot v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Esta oración no es una traducción de la original. She made herself known for her unique singing voice.
interesado en conocer adj + vtr (a alguien o algo)interested in getting to know v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  interested in learning about v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  interesting in meeting v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
llegar a conocer get to know v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mejor malo conocido que bueno por conocer,
más vale malo por conocido que bueno por conocer
exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
(temor a lo desconocido)better the devil you know than the devil you don't exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 No quiero otro jefe, mejor malo conocido que bueno por conocer.
tras conocer la noticia after hearing the news, after finding out out the news v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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