"Ich kenne ein Buch."

Translation:I know a book.

February 27, 2018




February 27, 2018


Think of it this way: someone says to you that they're looking for a cookbook with a specific recipe. You can then say, "I know a book!", implying that you know a book which has that recipe in it, before telling them what the book is. I hope this makes sense.

August 27, 2018


Yeah i wish they would use sentences we actually use in english

March 5, 2018


It's a good way to test how sharp your skills are :)

March 17, 2019


It's better to say : I know of (or about) a book.

April 1, 2018


is this sentence right: " ich kenne Deutsch"

April 13, 2018


Leider, nein. According to DeepL translator, the correct translation for "I know German" is "Ich kann Deutsch."

January 10, 2019


Kennen is used for direct, identifiable knowledge. For example, "I know Anna", "I know that restaurant", "I know that book". Wissen is for general knowledge. "I dont know about that", "I know how to speak English", etc.

February 27, 2019


i know one too his name is fred he’s very nice he likes wearing a red dust jacket

January 9, 2019


What's the difference between denken, weißen, and kennen?

March 27, 2018

  • denken = to think
  • wissen = to know (a fact), i.e. "I know you are happy"
  • kennen = to know (a person or object), i.e. "i know you"
May 3, 2018


What about the difference between being acquainted (I know him) with someone and really knowing someone (I KNOW him)?

September 25, 2018


The specifies. Why is it not, I know the book?

April 23, 2018


"I know the book" would be "ich kenne (das) Buch" instead of "ich kenne (ein) Buch" which is "I know a book."

July 1, 2018


The thing is there's a distinction which should be made here by the duoLingo team between British and American English.

The idiomatically correct American English expression would be "to be familiar with".

In American English, "to know" would mean personal familiarity, as in "I know my sister, and [she wouldn't like her toast burned]."

January 28, 2019
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