знать

RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old East Slavic знати (znati), from Proto-Slavic *znati, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *źnōˀtei, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵnéh₃t, from *ǵneh₃- (to know), whence English know, cunning, canny, notice and gnostic.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [znatʲ]
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VerbEdit

знать (znatʹimpf (perfective узна́ть)

  1. to know: to be familiar with or accustomed to a person, place, or thing
    Я её хорошо́ зна́ю.Ja jejó xorošó znáju.I know her well.
    Я хорошо́ зна́ю матема́тику.Ja xorošó znáju matemátiku.I know math well.
  2. to know: to be in possession of a specific fact or datum
    Я зна́ю, где он живёт.Ja znáju, gde on živjót.I know where he lives.
    Я зна́ю, ско́лько два плюс два.Ja znáju, skólʹko dva pljus dva.I know how much two plus two is.
    Я не зна́ю, когда́ э́то бы́ло.Ja ne znáju, kogdá éto býlo.I don’t know when it was.

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

imperfective

perfective

NounEdit

знать (znatʹf inan (genitive зна́ти, uncountable)

  1. (collective) nobility, noble people

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AdverbEdit

знать (znatʹ)

  1. (informal) it seems, then

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