Spanish word of the week: saber

This week’s Spanish word of the week is saber.

Saber is a verb that means to know and you can find how to pronounce it here:

The Spanish word saber means to know, but only when you’re talking about knowing information, facts and so on. Incidentally, it’s where we get the word ‘savvy’ from. Watch out for the accent on the letter ‘e’ in these examples.

Sí, ya lo sé. Yes, I know.

No lo sé. I don’t know.

Hay algo que me gustaría saber. There is something I would like to know.

No sabe qué hacer.  He doesn’t know what to do.

Sabe mucho de computadoras. She knows a lot about computers.

que yo sepa as far as I know
(sepa is the subjunctive)

By the way, to say that you know a person or a place, you use the Spanish verb conocer:

La conozco. I know her.

Conozco bien Roma. I know Rome well.

Come back next week to learn a new word and expand your Spanish vocabulary !

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