supo la verdad
phrase
1. (he or she discovered the truth; third person singular) 
a. he found out the truth (masculine) 
Su novia le había mentido y estaba ya casada. Supo la verdad por un amigo mutuo.His girlfriend had lied to him and she was already married. He found out the truth from a mutual friend.
b. she found out the truth (feminine) 
Le dije a mi madre que había aprobado todas las asignaturas y, cuando supo la verdad, se enfadó mucho.I told my mother I had passed all subjects, and when she found out the truth, she got really angry.
Manuel supo la verdad de lo que había ocurrido cuando leyó el periódico al día siguiente.Manuel found out the truth of what had happened when he read the paper next day.
2. (formal) (you discovered the truth; second person singular) 
Mi socio me había mentido. - ¿Qué hizo usted cuando supo la verdad?My associate had lied to me. - What did you do when you found out the truth?
3. (he or she was aware of the truth; third person singular) 
a. he knew the truth (masculine) 
Aunque fingió creerla, supo la verdad desde el primer momento.Although he pretended to believe her, he knew the truth from the very first moment.
b. she knew the truth (feminine) 
La detective era muy perspicaz y supo la verdad en el instante en el que vio las huellas en el jardín.The detective was very shrewd and she knew the truth the instant she saw the footprints in the garden.
En cuanto le miró a los ojos, Rosa supo la verdad. Él no la quería, solo la estaba utilizando.The moment she looked into his eyes, Rosa knew the truth. He didn't love her. He was just using her.
4. (formal) (you were aware of the truth; second person singular) 
Si supo la verdad durante tanto tiempo, ¿por qué la calló?If you knew the truth for so long, why were you silent about it?
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