"I know that you know that I know."

Translation:Je sais que tu sais que je sais.

January 22, 2013

75 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/stellifyja

"They don't know we KNOW they know we know" - Phoebe

August 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/vojo_rs
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Ahahaha.. i was searching for this comment

August 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Julioleta
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XD

January 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SaturnApollo34

Are they serious with that sentence?

June 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/zygut

like a boss!

January 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Fehmican

Exactement!

September 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT
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I know that you know that you know that I know that you know that you know that I know that you know that you know that I know that you know that you know that I know that you know that you know that I know that you know that you know that I know that you know that you know that I know that you know that you know that I know that you know that you know that I know that you know that you know that I know that you know that you know that I know that you know that you know that I know that you know that you know that I know. :)

September 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mahdi.alshareefi

I don't think anyone will read this

January 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ActualGoat

tl;dr

March 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT
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I beg to differ....

(I did :p)

August 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MirandaFanez

I read this entire thing and about halfway through, the word 'Know' stopped looking like a real word. It's a good thing you wrote the translation or I probably would just never believe that 'Sais' was a real word. Now I'll just fail English class.

August 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ChromateX
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Afaik the concept is coincidentally called "jamais vu", the opposite of "déjà vu"

October 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/krista189497
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tu es drole!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

June 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/bbolman
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Why does "Je connais que tu connais que je connais" not work besides it being longer?

March 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/tomgg
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Connaître is 'To know (people)' and Savoir is 'To know (facts)'.

March 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/masadakikek

"Je sais que tu sais que je connais" is this sentence right?

November 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/dcoetzee

You don't usually use "je connais" by itself. You could say "je sais que tu sais que je le connais" (I know that you know that I know him).

November 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SophyJ
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Connaître is 'to know someone'. You can't say 'I know (something)' with 'Je connais'. You have to say 'Je sais.'

March 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rickiebeth

"They don't KNOW that we know they know we know!"

July 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/drKlint
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-Don't tell them that we know this. -I couldn't even if I wanted to. :)

August 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Scott1066
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Someone on the Duolingo team was drinking when they wrote this. I'm just saying...

November 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/neonpixii
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Thank you for helping us help you help us all.

June 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/sandeepa2
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In French there are two verbs (savoir and connaître) which translates in English to the verb "to know": I was confused about the usage and checked out the sites frenchtoday.com and about.com , the former giving a clear and crisp explanation.

http://www.frenchtoday.com/blog/savoir-versus-connaitre-the-verb-to-know-in-french

http://french.about.com/od/grammar/a/savoirconnaitre.htm

Key takeaway for remembering usage is that "connaître is always followed by a NOUN – it cannot be followed by anything else."

September 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DespairNem
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So how would you ask if they know OF Brad Pitt, since asking with connaitre asks if they've met him personally?

March 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/yasminon
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I love this sentence

July 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/CamWinster

I remember saying things like this as a kid... Nostalgia.

October 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/cyclonecasey

Welcome to hell...

January 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AnudeepMan

whoa! This is like some "Inception" kind of thing! Mind blown!

April 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Bebe218662

Given that we have two subordinate clauses here, why is the subjunctive not used???? Thanks.

May 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ArpsTnd
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Why not "Je sais que tu saches que je sache"?

June 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KristianTy
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I was wondering the same thing

October 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/dcoetzee

There is a dependent clause here introduced with "que", but the subjunctive is only used for subjective or uncertain statements, and there is nothing subjective or uncertain about this statement, it is direct and assertive.

November 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jesse_D
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Why "que" instead of "ce"?

August 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/TheFrenchS2

Because "ce" is used to present something like, "That is" or "That girl."

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CsabaDaday
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unspin my head.

September 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/geolikespie

'They don't know we KNOW they know we know.' And so Duolingo, we've become the messers and you're the messies. And I am way too proud of myself for remembering that quote/s. XD

April 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Olaf_B

Mais ils ne savent pas que nous savons qu'ils savent que nous savons. Et aussi: ils ne savent pas que vous savez que nous savons qu'il ne savent pas que nous savons qu'ils savent que nous savons.

I'm having way too much fun with this. And yes, the second sentence still make sense, if you have the time to work it out with paper and pens in three different colors, and maybe a flow chart.

May 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/meilonn
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Good lord XD

May 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Esther788888

this is so frustrating.

December 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Tommboyanerrdk

You know?

February 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SalutZeed

thank god it was multiple choice

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/krista189497
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this is actually a real fun sentence.

June 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/StephanieL729028

sais-ception!!!

July 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KaterinaRuud
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Mindblowing sentence!

April 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TheFrenchS2

Really. Seriously. Did they actually...

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BenAordures
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I actually used it a few times in my life. We're twisted people.

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LaConteuse

Best translation ever.

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Jim437440

It seems that I do not know.

May 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Olaf_B

On dirait (or: il semble) que je ne sais pas.

I'm beginning to get quite a kick out of translating fun comments.

May 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/eriewmatay
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No one option is correct and i am stuck here

November 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Azeezah.

How can I verbally distinguish vous savez and vous avez?

June 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/RoughlyHewn

One elides the s into a "z" sound when the s touches the vowel. The other s is unvoiced. Same as "ils sont" vs "ils ont".

"Vou savez" = vous savez "Vou (z)avez" = vous avez

"Il sont" = ils sont "Il (z)ont" = ils ont

September 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Dugan4
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I know who I am. I'm a dude playing a dude disguised as another dude. -Robert Downy Jr.

April 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/crzahmad

Nearly had a stroke.

June 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Rachel965021

This sentence xD

June 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/kayra91680

i feel like i am being brainwashed. what are we supposed to get out of this?

June 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/wales48

Ok this sentence totally threw me off XD. What the heck. :P

September 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/adilali005

Why is it 'que' instead of 'qui'?

September 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/InassAnn

You use "qui" when you refer to a person whilst you use "que" when you refer to a thing.

February 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/juliejeanalvin

The sentences in this lesson are all so tortured and unhelpful for the learning process. They're not natural parts of a discussion - they're intentionally quirky. Fun as it might be, they aren't challenging in a way that's helping me understand.

December 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/gm_Dylan
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Man! That is one tongue twister XD

October 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/RawM3at
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Im trippin ballz !

March 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Glenna1167

I legit guessed on this whole thing and i got it right, im so proud

August 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/taylor-dalton

what is the big difference between sais and savez, because the translation is not the same as the correct answer....?

October 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TheFrenchS2

Savez is the "vous" form of sais, which means that it is also the formal version

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EsraRara

You know nothing yet...

February 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/steven229159

I feel like this is some type of tongue twister you're supposed to say five times fast.

February 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/cornevanet

why not subjunctive, I thought usually after que... subjunctive is used

April 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/abhi040

Now everyone know :)

August 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/frankdalbu

Are you sure? I believe there's the sentence "je connais ton prenom" in one of the lessons.

July 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Iflana

Knowing one's first name is about a person, so it would make sense to not use sais there... No?

June 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Y.J.Lee
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nice sentence makin skills

November 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Elaine955376

Mon tête!

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ifritcher
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this is the meanest sentence they can possibly think of.

November 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/inneedofallah

je cinnais que tu connais que je connais

November 19, 2015
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