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Can someone explain me difference between ''wieś'' and ''znać''?

Dzięki! :)

2 years ago

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Znać - to know a person/place/thing; to be acquainted with someone/something.

Wiedzieć - to know a fact about something/someone/someplace.

2 years ago

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Dzięki bardzo, and I wrote ''wieś'' which is a village, right?

2 years ago

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correct

I don’t know if it is a general rule, but "znać" you usually use before a noun, while "wiedzieć" you use before some particles. For example:

znam Beatę = I know Beata

wiem o Beacie = I know about Beata

znam wieś = I know the village

wiem o wsi = I know about the village

znam powód katastrofy = I know the reason of the catastrophe

wiem czemu doszło do katastrofy = I know why the catastrophe had happened

(you can say it also by using "przez co" (because of what) or "dlaczego" (for what reason) instead of "czemu")

hope it will give you some intuition ;)

2 years ago

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Wow, thank you a lot, this really helped me! :) Dzięki bardzo!

2 years ago