I'm not really understanding the use of the verb "connaitre" in french. some examples of its use could help? thanks!
Connaître is a verb specifically reserved for talking about familiarity with a certain concept, thing, or person, but not for actions (this job is reserved for "savoir").
As a rule of thumb, if you have to say the words "how to" in the sentence translated to English, you should not use connaître. Like I said, connaître is used only for objects, whereas savoir is used for actions.
Je te connais = I know you Correct
Je connais cuisiner = I know how to cook INCorrect
In the first example, the object of connaître is "you." This works because you are an object, a concept, or a thing.
As for the second sentence, we cannot use connaître because "cuisiner" is an action, not any object, concept, or thing.
If you need further explanation, please ask :)