Savoir / Pouvoir

DerekC1Kwiziq community member

Savoir / Pouvoir

Are there parts of France where they use the verb savoir to mean pouvoir?  I am told this is a tendency of speakers in Belgium.

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Derek,

Well, you learn something every day... Did look it up and found this interesting little article -

https://l-express.ca/quand-savoir-prend-le-pouvoir/

I am not aware of any such usage in France but you never know...

 

 

Savoir / Pouvoir

Are there parts of France where they use the verb savoir to mean pouvoir?  I am told this is a tendency of speakers in Belgium.

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