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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

saber (plural sabers)

  1. (American spelling) Alternative form of sabre

VerbEdit

saber (third-person singular simple present sabers, present participle sabering, simple past and past participle sabered)

  1. (American spelling) Alternative form of sabre

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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *sapēre, from Latin sapere, present active infinitive of sapiō (I taste).

VerbEdit

saber

  1. to know

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan saber, from Vulgar Latin *sapēre, from Latin sapere, present active infinitive of sapiō (I taste), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *seh₁p- (to try, to research).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

saber (first-person singular present , past participle sabut)

  1. to know (a fact), to have knowledge
  2. to know how to

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Derived termsEdit

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NounEdit

saber m (plural sabers)

  1. knowledge, know-how

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese saber, from Vulgar Latin *sapēre, from Latin sapere, present active infinitive of sapiō (I taste).

VerbEdit

saber (first-person singular present sei, first-person singular preterite souben, past participle sabido)

  1. to know (a fact)
  2. to know how to do (something)
  3. first-person singular personal infinitive of saber
  4. third-person singular personal infinitive of saber

Usage notesEdit

Like Portuguese and Spanish, Galician has two different verbs that are usually translated to English as “to know”. The verb saber relates to factual knowledge and skills. In contrast, the verb coñecer relates to familiarity with people or places.

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OccitanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan saber, from Vulgar Latin *sapēre, from Latin sapere, present active infinitive of sapiō (I taste).

VerbEdit

saber

  1. to know

ConjugationEdit

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Old OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *sapēre, from Latin sapere, present active infinitive of sapiō (I taste).

VerbEdit

saber

  1. to taste (have a certain taste)
  2. to know

NounEdit

saber m (oblique plural sabers, nominative singular sabers, nominative plural saber)

  1. knowledge

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese saber, from Vulgar Latin *sapēre, from Latin sapere, present active infinitive of sapiō (I taste; I am wise), from Proto-Indo-European *seh₁p- (to try, to research).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

saber (first-person singular present indicative sei, past participle sabido)

  1. to know
    1. (intransitive) to be aware of a fact
      Perguntaram-me a resposta, mas eu não sabia.
      They asked me the answer, but I didn’t know.
      Sei que é verdade.
      I know it’s true.
    2. (transitive) to be aware of a value or piece of information
      Eu sei qual é a capital da Assíria.
      I know what is the capital of Assyria.
      Ele sabe duzentos algarismos do número neperiano.
      He knows two hundred digits of Euler’s number.
      Ninguém sabe qual é a velocidade aérea média de uma andorinha não carregada.
      Nobody knows what the average airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow is.
    3. (auxiliary with a verb in the impersonal infinitive) to know how to do something
      Não sei fazer isso, mas ela sabe.
      I don’t know how to do this, but she knows.
      Sabes falar russo?
      Do you know how to speak Russian?
  2. (transitive with de or sobre) to know about; to have heard about
    Soube da explosão que houve no centro?
    Have you heard about the downtown explosion?
  3. (Portugal) (transitive with a) to taste of (to have the same taste as)
    Um bom vinho sabe a carvalho.
    A good wine tastes like oak.
  4. (Portugal) to have a pleasant taste
    Como sabe esse vinho!
    How good does this wine taste!

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QuotationsEdit

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:saber.

Usage notesEdit

saber does not mean to know in the sense of knowing someone (who they are); for that, conhecer should be used instead.

SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

saber m (plural saberes)

  1. knowledge; lore (intellectual understanding)

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *sapēre, from Latin sapere, present active infinitive of sapiō (I taste), from Proto-Indo-European *seh₁p- (to try, to research).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /saˈbeɾ/, [saˈβeɾ]

VerbEdit

saber (first-person singular present , first-person singular preterite supe, past participle sabido)

  1. to know (a fact)
    que volverá.I know it'll come back.
  2. to know how to do something
    Sabe hablar español.He knows how to speak Spanish.
  3. (in the preterite tense) to find out
  4. to taste
    Sabe a pollo.It tastes like chicken.

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NounEdit

saber m (plural saberes)

  1. knowledge

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