saber de

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saber de(
sah
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behr
 
deh
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to have knowledge of)
a. to know about
Encarna sabe mucho de literatura porque le apasiona leer.Encarna knows a lot about literature because she loves reading.
b. to know of
¿Sabes de alguien que esté interesado en alquilar un apartamento en Buenos Aires?Do you know of anyone who's interested in renting an apartment in Buenos Aires?
c. to know
Sé de un bar en Barcelona donde hacen unos cócteles buenísimos.I know a bar in Barcelona where they make great cocktails.
2. (to have news from)
a. to hear from
La última vez que supe de Ana fue hace un mes cuando llamó para felicitarme por mi cumpleaños.The last time I heard from Ana it was one month ago when she called to wish me happy birthday.
3. (to find out about)
a. to hear about
Supe de su ascenso por su madre. Ella no me había dicho nada.I heard about her promotion from her mother. She hadn't told me anything.
b. to learn of
Supimos de su muerte por casualidad, porque vimos la esquela en el periódico.We learned of his death my chance, because we saw the funeral notice in the paper.
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