In Portuguese, you will use meet when meaning either encontrar (as in "I'll meet with you guys there!") or conhecer (as in to know/meet someone for the first time: "I met him at the gym"). Every other occasion, you need to use conhecer as know C:
Would it be fair to say conhecer is equivalent to English "to be acquainted", or no?
What is the difference between <saber> and <conhecer>? Both mean <know> in English.
"Saber" means something that you have knowledge about or ability to do. "Conhecer" means to know someone because you were introduced to, means to know some city because you have been there, means to know some music because you already linsten to that ...
"Saber": Eu sei cozinhar. (I can cook)
"Saber": Ela sabe matemática (She knows math)
"Conhecer": Eu conheço sua mãe. (I know your mother)
You can also use conhecer when you meet someone for first time. At least, in spanish is this way.
conhecer = meet, know (people)
"conheço" has a "ç" to show that the pronunciation of the "c" is consistent for all parts of the verb.. "conheco" without the cedilla would have a hard "c", but "ce" or ci" always has a soft c, therefore never use a cedilla as vmoraesp explained. The same applies to other verbs where the verb stem end in "c" such as "aquecer" and "descer" (e.g.eu aqueço). Portuguese spelling follows the pronunciation more consistently than English does. In theory, knowing the rules, you should be able to pronounce more or less correctly any Portuguese word you see written, even if you have never heard it spoken and don´t know whether it is a verb, adjective or whatever..
Não existe "çe" ou "çi" em Portugês. Apenas "ça", "ço" e "çu". "Do it" = "FaÇa isso". "You are tall" = "VoCê é alto".
I put 'meet' too. That's how i was taught in european portuguese. Conhece ele = you meet him.
should'nt there be a "He met the boy" i feel as if it would be easier to remember this word do to its coordination to the Conheser "meet" For example... Conheser "meet" Future tense Conhece "Met" Past tense