"I know both of your children."
Translation:Conosco entrambi i tuoi figli.
I am by no means an expert but in Italian it feels like when you use a pronoun like 'Questo', 'Quelli' or 'Entrambe' you should not put a preposition after it.
Conoscere is to know people, places and things. Sapere is to know facts and skills. Here's a good link that explains the difference: https://robinonawire.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/difference-between-sapere-conoscere-both-mean-to-know-present-tense/
I think "so" refers to knowing facts, whereas "cognosco" is used for knowing people.
Is it possible to use here word ambedue instead of entrambi? If yes, how would the sentance look like? Many thanks.
Hmm... I don't think so... You're sort of saying, "I know your both children".
Not in English. "Your both" is backward.
You are not confusing "you are" with "your", are you?
- You are = you're, because "you're" is a contraction.
- You are does not equal Your, because "your" is a possessive.
In the first example, you are calling two (both) people children (contraction/ you're/ you are), in the second one, both of the children belong to you (possessive/ your).
There is no way of confusing "you're" and "your" for me, because the difference is too obvious. But since English isn't my native language, I didn't quite understand, why "your both" not equals "both your". As I see now, that's just the wrong word order, that's all, am I right?
Entrambe is for feminine plural and entrambi for masculine plural? Anyone know?
Yes, you are right, "entrambe" is for feminine plural and "entrambi" is for any other plural.
This is not true.
Entrambe ends in -e as a singular and ends in -I for plural. Regardless of gender
I'm not 100% sure, but that sounds off to my ear, corresponding to "I know your children, both". I think that in Italian, as in English, you normally put "tutti e due" (both) before "i tuoi figli" (your children). Also as in English, you can break it up into two sentences, one of them incomplete: Conosco i tuoi figli. Tutti e due. (I know your children. Both of them.)