https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EpicRuler1414

Difference between kennen and erkennen?

September 23, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZeR0101MiNt

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

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heike333145

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:
erkennen: https://dict.leo.org/englisch-deutsch/erkennen
kennen: https://dict.leo.org/englisch-deutsch/kennen

September 23, 2017
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