ya sé

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ya sé(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (I have an idea)
a. I know
¿Qué podemos regalarle a papá por su cumpleaños? - ¡Ah, ya sé! ¡Una camiseta de su grupo favorito!What can we give dad for his birthday? - Oh, I know! A T-shirt of his favorite band!
2. (I already have knowledge)
a. I already know
No me cuentes lo que ya sé. Necesito datos nuevos.Don't tell me what I already know. I need new facts.
b. I know
Ya sé que no te gustan las espinacas, pero tienes que comer verdura.I know you don't like spinach, but you have to eat vegetables.
3. (I'm already able to)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Ya sé nadar, pero mis hermanos pequeños no.I can already swim, but my little brothers can't.
Entonces no sabía montar en bici. Ahora ya sé.I couldn't ride a bike back then. I can now.
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