Si quiero decir "estoy familiarizado con [una palabra]" o "sé lo que significa [una palabra]", ¿debo decir "conozco esta palabra" or " esta palabra"?


Saber is used most often to state that a person knows "how to do something".

Example: Sabe coser, escribir, enseñar etc.

Conocer is used to say someone knows something about something or someone.

Example: Conoce la letra de esta canción, o conoce la canción, o conoce a una persona etc.

You can use saber in the subjunctive mood. For example, A says, "¿Dónde está José? B says, "Que yo sepa, está en su dormitorio." = "As far as I know, he is in his room."

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