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"Desconociendo" is a form of "desconocer", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to not know". "Asimismo" is an adverb which is often translated as "also". Learn more about the difference between "desconociendo" and "asimismo" below.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to not have knowledge of)
a. to not know
Desconozco su domicilio actual.I don't know her current address.
2. (to not be familiar with)
a. to not know
Para los que desconocen a estos pintores, la exposición ofrece una oportunidad única.For those who don't know these painters, the exhibition offers a unique oportunity.
3. (to not identify)
a. to not recognize
Desconocí a tu mamá el día que me la encontré en el súper.I didn't recognize your mom the day I saw her in the supermarket.
4. (to not recognize as one's own)
a. to disown
El miedo empujó al testigo a desconocer la declaración que había hecho en el juicio.Fear pushed the witness into disowning his statement in the trial.
5. (to disregard)
a. to ignore
Los motivos que lo orillaron al crimen no deben desconocerse.The reasons that led him to commit the crime should not be ignored.
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (additionally)
a. also
Todos deberían tener acceso a asistencia médica, pero asimismo deberíamos asegurar el acceso a médicos de calidad.Everyone should have access to health care, but we should also secure access to quality doctors.
b. likewise
Es necesario reducir el gasto militar. Asimismo, necesitamos disminuir el gasto público para recuperar la economía.We need to reduce military spending. Likewise, we need to cut public spending to help the economy recover.
c. as well
A los empleados se les ofrece vacaciones pagadas y asimismo seguro de salud.Employees are offered paid vacations and health insurance as well.
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