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FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French conoistre, from Latin cognōscere, present active infinitive of cognōscō (probably through a Vulgar Latin *connōscere).

See cognates in regional languages in France : Norman counnaîte, Picard connoète, Bourguignon quenoître, Franco-Provençal cognêtre, Occitan conóisser or conéisser, Corsican cunnosce.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɔ.nɛtʁ/
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VerbEdit

connaître

  1. (transitive) to know (of), to be familiar with (a person, place, fact, event)
  2. (transitive) to know, to experience (glory, hunger, problems etc.)
  3. (transitive, archaic) to know (sexually)
  4. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to be knowledgeable (en about)
    C'est toi qui t'y connais!You're the expert! (literally, “It is you who knows!”)

Usage notesEdit

In the sense of "to know something to be true", the verb savoir is used.

ConjugationEdit

This verb is one of a fairly small group of -re verbs, that are all conjugated the same way. They are unlike other verb groups in that the ‘i’ is given a circumflex before a ‘t’.

This verb is one of a fairly small group of -re verbs, that are all conjugated the same way. They are unlike other verb groups in that the ‘i’ is given a circumflex before a ‘t’.

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NormanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French conoistre, from Latin cognōscere, present active infinitive of cognōscō (probably through a Vulgar Latin *connōscere).

VerbEdit

connaître

  1. (Jersey) to know

Derived termsEdit