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Complete the sentences below with connaître or savoir in the present tense,according to the context.Jeanne and Valérie discuses their family?

2. Nous ne ________ pas bien la famille du parrain.

3.Les enfants _________ que leurs parents se séparent.

4.Sylvie _________ Parler trois langues. C'est utile pour trouver un emploi.

5.Je _________ Un peu la ville de Rabat, au Maroc.

6.Est-ce que tu_________si Jean-Luc est fiancé ?

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  • 1 month ago

    No: YOU 'complete the sentences'.

    When you've done that, come back to us, and we'll be happy to offer comments. But YOU have to make an effort FIRST.

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  • Pontus
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    1 month ago

    connaître,  means to know or to be acquainted/familiar with. It is usually followed by a noun.   You use it for knowing people, places, etc. 

    savoir, mean to know a fact or something entirely.    

    It is often followed by "que" (that, He knows that... -- for example) or by "si" (if, for example -- They know if/ "whether or not" she will be there).

    If followed by a verb, it means to know how (note that it used instead of the French equivalent of "can" if the meaning is really "know how".   The HOW, is not actually stated.  example:  Elle sait lire (She knows how to read.  An English speaker might say: She can read, but in French it must be "know how" if that's what you really mean). 

    That particular passage is mercifully kind and doesn't give any example of using savoir followed by a noun. 

    You cannot "savoir" a person or a place.  

    You cannot "connaître" if, "whether or not", that, or how to do something. 

    tips:

    savoir is related to the English word "savant'"  -- a genius, in at least a particular field.  In French, a "savant" is simply a scholar.  That kind of knowing.

    connaître is related to English reconnaissance (scouting, getting general information about a place etc).  In French, it means scouting, recognition, acknowledgement, etc.  That kind of knowledge.

    connaissance, in French, means "acquaintance", as in to make your acquaintance, to meet someone or get to know someone. 

    Source(s): taught French; native English speaker
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