Understanding verbs: sapere

It has been a while since we updated our Grammatica Centrale. In honor of our theme this week (April 9, 2017-April 15, 2017), we are focusing on expressions that involve the verb sapere. Sapere is irregular in the present tense:

sapere conjugated in the persent tense

Sapere means to know something, in the sense of knowing a fact.

Be careful not to confuse sapere with the verb conoscere, which means to know in the sense of being acquainted or familiar with a person or thing.

Sapere is also irregular in the passato remoto:

In Italian, when you want to say I don’t know, you say:

Non lo so.

I don’t know.