¿Tú ________ la cafetería del pueblo que abrió hace un mes?

DianeB2Kwiziq community member

¿Tú ________ la cafetería del pueblo que abrió hace un mes?

This is getting old with asking a question specifying two different possible answers and then allowing only one in the grading of the question. Either sabes or conoces a should be accepted. The question does not differentiate between asking if the addressee knows of the restaurant because he/she has had experience going there or if he/she has just heard about it, a big difference.

Asked 2 months ago
JohnB2 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hola Diane,

I think I understand your confusion because I used to get confused like this. The question asks "Do you know / are you familiar with the village cafetería that opened a month ago?"  Conocer is always used when you are talking / asking about knowing a person or a place. It's that straight forward. 

You couldn't really use saber in this instance because it is used relating to facts, information or how to do something. I think of it as "knowing" at an intellectual or cerebral level (saber) rather than the more personal sense of being familiar with (conocer).  It's a bit subjective but if you apply the place / person rule it works very easily.

I hope that helps

John

Diane asked:View original

¿Tú ________ la cafetería del pueblo que abrió hace un mes?

This is getting old with asking a question specifying two different possible answers and then allowing only one in the grading of the question. Either sabes or conoces a should be accepted. The question does not differentiate between asking if the addressee knows of the restaurant because he/she has had experience going there or if he/she has just heard about it, a big difference.

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