Difference between kennen and erkennen?

September 23, 2017


Erkennen = to identify, kennen = to know Bsp: Ich erkannte Sie plötzlich wieder. Ich kannte Sie schon lange.

September 23, 2017

I agree. The first word that came to my mind when reading "erkennen" was "recognize". I recognized her immediately - Ich habe sie sofort erkannt.

The general translations of the words are given in dictionaries, for example LEO:

September 23, 2017
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