About half way through this lesson Amy says "no se" instead of "no conozco". So can "no se" be used in general, even when referring to people?
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Hola Ron, The use of "no se" in this case, is just saying: "I don't know" in reply. Not "no se él." I don't know him. Conocer is for to know in the sense of being familiar with, acquainted. Saber is to know: "sé español" know how: ¿ Sabes cocinar? It also means to taste. Por ejemplo: Conozco el hombre y tambien yo sé él es un ladrón. I know the man and I also know he is a thief. I hope this helps. I purchased RS some years ago and was able to download the books for both beginner and advanced by printing out the PDFs. Not sure if you can do this all at once anymore. Lot of paper but worthwhile The book is very helpful regarding grammar, usage and much more. I refer to it often. Saludos y buena suerte, Rich
December 3, 2012
When writing "no sé" the é should have an accent mark if you mean "I don't know".
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