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02 Present: Conocer (to know)

Posted by Señor Jordan on Jan 1, 2009 in conjugation, grammar, present, verbs, year 2 |

This video lesson covers verb conocer in the present tense.  Conocer is one of two verbs tha translate as  ‘to know’ in English. We use conocer with people & pets, places and when we are ‘familiar with’ something.

This will be video 1 of 3 videos in the series.  Enjoy!

Let me know if this video was helpful! Leave any questions, comments or suggestions below.

Conjugation chart:

present conocer copy

los estudiantes – the students
los libros – books
de –
España –
la chica –
the girl
‘El Señor de los anillos’ –
‘The Lord of the Rings’
San Luis –
St. Louis
el director –
the (male) principal
y –
music –
la música

Related video(s):

  1. Present: Saber (to know)
  2. Present: saber vs. conocer

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Apr 12, 2009 at 10:00 pm

Thanks! Me gusta.

Apr 21, 2009 at 9:58 am

Perhaps you know that conocer is not spelled properly in the first person singular below the video screen.

great series –very helpful; nice balance and length.


Señor Jordan
Apr 21, 2009 at 11:15 pm

Fixed. Thanks for noticing!

Jun 25, 2010 at 4:54 pm

How come sometimes a is after conocer and sometimes not? Lik in I know the boy wouldn’t that be I know to the boy lol

May 2, 2015 at 3:19 pm

The “a” is used after conocer when you know a person its call “La A personal” or “The personal A” – for example – No conozco a President Obama, pero conozco su politica. When you know or “are famaliar” with a place or thing then you will not use the “a”.



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