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si no la conosco

  • Posted Jun 17, 2011
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Hola! I think you may be referring to "conozco". This is the "yo" form of the verb conocer. Conocer means "to know" [not information because that is saber, but instead it means "to know" a person or be familiar with a place].

Therefore, "si no la conozco" means "if I don't know her" and if you meant "sí no la conozco", that means "yes, I don't know her".

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It is a common way (on the internet, texts, chat, etc.) to spell "conozco", the present tense "yo" form of the verb "conocer". However, it should be spelled with the "z" in formal settings.

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  • Really? Wow, didn't know that. Thanks :D - SonrisaDelSo Jun 17, 2011
  • good replies all, Viva, it needs the Z. - nike907 Jun 17, 2011
  • Put 2 and 2 together... this can also be done in English chat texts. u r clever - GuitarWarrio Jun 17, 2011
  • Yep. Just like "'ta" for "esta" and "weno" for "bueno", "x" for "por" y "k" for "que" - vivalafuriar Jun 18, 2011
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If you don't know her. Conozco is the first person congugation of the verb conocer to know or to become aquainted for example Conozco a mi mujer en una sala de bailer. I met my wife in a dance hall. ¿Conoces un buen bar? Do you know a good bar?

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  • Nice answer. I have just one question, though. Why would you use "conocer" to ask "do you know a good bar"? - SonrisaDelSo Jun 17, 2011
  • It¡s like saying are you aquainted with a good bar it is the verb they use they don't use saber in this case - kenwilliams Jun 17, 2011
  • Ok, that's right. If you are familiar with a place, you use "conocer". Ok, thank you, Ken, for explaining that! - SonrisaDelSo Jun 17, 2011
  • "Conocía a mi mujer en una sala de baile". - lazarus1907 Jun 17, 2011
  • Nice catch, Lazarus - SonrisaDelSo Jun 17, 2011
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The la does not have to refer to a female.

The phrase could be «if I am not familiar with it» (the it being anything feminine in gender).