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

Dzięki! :)

May 9, 2016


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

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

May 9, 2016

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

May 9, 2016


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 ;)

May 9, 2016

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

May 12, 2016
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