Connaitre ou Savoir

William

Kwiziq community member

1 September 2017

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Connaitre ou Savoir

Slightly confused here. In the Lawless French Savoir vs Connaitre Quiz. Question no 4 “Il veut ... ce texte par cœur” says that both savoir and connaître are acceptable. However this question “Nous ….. notre leçon par cœur” suggest that only savoir is acceptable. https://www.lawlessfrench.com/quizzes-and-tests/savoir-vs-connaitre-quiz/

This question relates to:
French lesson "Conjugate savoir in Le Présent (present tense)"

Ron

Kwiziq community member

1 September 2017

1/09/17

Bonjour William, Here are a couple of links that may be of use to you. This one is written by Laura, a Progress with Lawless French https://www.thoughtco.com/savoir-vs-connaitre-1368940 This link is from the UT Austin French department and I have found it to be quite good http://laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/virr10.html This link is one that I found online that discusses the difference and having read through it, I think it is right on. http://www.differencebetween.com/difference-between-savoir-and-vs-connaitre/ While I study the Progress with Lawless French quite a bit, at times I find it useful to search other resources to get another point of view explanation. As for your question, I can definitely understand the confusion since the quiz questions seem similar. Perhaps a member of the Kwiziq team will be able to explain the nuances of the difference. Bonne chance,

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