French - Savoir Vs. Connaitre

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French - Savoir Vs. Connaitre - Quiz

Decide if the French translation uses savoir or connaitre.
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    I don't know how to speak English.

    • A.

      Savoir

    • B.

      Connaitre

    Correct Answer
    A. Savoir
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "savoir" because it is the verb used to express knowledge or ability in a specific area, such as speaking a language. In this case, the person is stating that they do not know how to speak English, indicating a lack of knowledge or ability in that particular area. The verb "connaitre" is used to express familiarity or acquaintance with a person, place, or thing, and would not be appropriate in this context.

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  • 2. 

    I know the song.

    • A.

      Savoir

    • B.

      Connaitre

    Correct Answer
    B. Connaitre
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "connaitre." In French, "connaitre" is used to express familiarity or knowledge of a person, place, or thing. In this context, the phrase "I know the song" implies that the person is familiar with or has knowledge of the song. Therefore, "connaitre" is the appropriate verb to use in this sentence. "Savoir," on the other hand, is used to express knowledge or knowing how to do something. Since the sentence is referring to knowing a song rather than knowing how to do something, "connaitre" is the correct choice.

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  • 3. 

    Do you know Marion Cotillard ?

    • A.

      Savoir

    • B.

      Connaitre

    Correct Answer
    B. Connaitre
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "connaitre". In French, "savoir" is used to express knowledge or information about a fact or a skill, while "connaitre" is used to express familiarity or acquaintance with a person or a place. Since the question asks if the person knows Marion Cotillard, it is more appropriate to use "connaitre" to indicate familiarity with her.

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  • 4. 

    She knows when Orsay is open.

    • A.

      Savoir

    • B.

      Connaitre

    Correct Answer
    A. Savoir
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "savoir." In French, "savoir" is used to express knowledge or information about a fact or how to do something. In this context, it implies that the person has the knowledge or information about the opening hours of Orsay. The verb "connaitre," on the other hand, is used to express familiarity or acquaintance with a person, place, or thing. Therefore, "savoir" is the appropriate verb choice to indicate that she has the knowledge of when Orsay is open.

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  • 5. 

    He doesn’t know if they’ll go to the festival.

    • A.

      Savoir

    • B.

      Connaitre

    Correct Answer
    A. Savoir
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "savoir" because it is used to express knowledge or information about a specific fact or situation. In this sentence, the subject is uncertain about whether or not "they" will go to the festival. "Savoir" is the appropriate verb to indicate this uncertainty or lack of knowledge.

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  • 6. 

    We don’t know the schedule.

    • A.

      Savoir

    • B.

      Connaitre

    Correct Answer
    B. Connaitre
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "connaitre." In this context, "connaitre" is used to express familiarity or knowledge about something. The sentence suggests that the schedule is not known, indicating a lack of familiarity or knowledge about it. Therefore, "connaitre" is the appropriate verb to use in this situation.

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  • 7. 

    We know where it is.

    • A.

      Savoir

    • B.

      Connaitre

    Correct Answer
    A. Savoir
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "savoir". In French, "savoir" is used to express knowledge or awareness of a fact or information. It implies having the knowledge of the location or whereabouts of something. On the other hand, "connaitre" is used to express familiarity or acquaintance with a person, place, or thing. Therefore, "savoir" is the appropriate verb choice in this context to convey the meaning that the speaker knows the location of something.

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  • 8. 

    Do you know this movie?

    • A.

      Savoir

    • B.

      Connaitre

    Correct Answer
    B. Connaitre
    Explanation
    The given correct answer "connaitre" is a French verb that means "to know" in English. In this context, it suggests familiarity or knowledge about the movie mentioned in the question. "Savoir" is another French verb that also means "to know," but it is used for knowing facts or information rather than being familiar with something or someone. Therefore, "connaitre" is the appropriate verb choice in this case.

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  • 9. 

    They know French culture.

    • A.

      Savoir

    • B.

      Connaitre

    Correct Answer
    B. Connaitre
    Explanation
    The word "connaitre" is the correct answer because it means "to know" in the sense of being familiar with or acquainted with someone or something. In this context, it suggests that the person has knowledge or understanding of French culture, indicating a level of familiarity or experience with it. "Savoir," on the other hand, means "to know" in the sense of having knowledge or information about something. Therefore, "connaitre" is the more appropriate choice to convey the idea of being familiar with French culture.

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  • 10. 

    They know very well you’re in France.

    • A.

      Savoir

    • B.

      Connaitre

    Correct Answer
    A. Savoir
    Explanation
    Savoir is the correct answer because it means "to know" in the sense of having knowledge or being aware of something. In this context, it implies that the person mentioned is fully aware or has knowledge about the fact that the individual is in France. Connaitre, on the other hand, means "to know" in the sense of being acquainted with someone or something, which is not suitable in this sentence.

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