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Conocer Conjugation Charts & Tables

The Spanish verb conocer translates to “to know”, in the context of knowing people and places. The conjugation of conocer in the present tense is: Yo conozco (I know), tú conoces (you know), él/ella, usted conoce (he/she knows, you know), nosotros conocemos (we know), vosotros conocéis (you now) and ellos/ellas/ustedes conocen (they/you know).

Conocer (to know) conjugation charts

Conocer is an irregular ER verb. While its endings are the same as all other regular ER verbs when conjugated in the present tense, it has a stem change in the first-person singular (yo) form. This page on our site covers regular and irregular Spanish ER verbs in detail.

Further down the page, we cover conjugation charts with example sentences for conocer in the following six commonly used Spanish verb tenses:

  • Present tense (el presente de indicativo)
  • Near future tense (futuro proximo)
  • Future tense (el futuro)
  • Preterite (el préterito)
  • Past indefinite (el perfect de indicativo)
  • Present subjunctive (presente de subjuntivo)

Conocer conjugated in the present tense

Conocer conjugated in the present tense

Conocer means to know in the context of knowing people, places and areas of study. For example, Yo conozco a Juan (I know Juan) or Yo conozco Madrid (I know Madrid).

The verb saber, however, means to know in the context of knowing facts. This page on our site offers complete conjugation charts for saber with example sentences.

Conocer conjugation table

Conocer conjugation table

The following graphic shows conocer conjugated in twelve tenses in the first-person singular (yo) form.

Conocer conjugation charts

Present tense (el presente de indicativo)

In the present tense, yo conozco means “I know”. The is followed by the preposition a then the person. For example, Yo conozco á Maria.

yo conozcoI knowYo conozco a tu hermana.I know your sister.
tú conocesyou know¿Conoces a mi tío?Do you know my uncle?
él/ella, usted conocehe/she knows, you knowConoce muy bien la Ciudad Juárez.He knows Juarez very well.
nosotros conocemoswe knowConocemos a su jefe.We know your boss.
vosotros conocéisyou know¿Por qué no conocéis Madrid?Why aren't you familiar with Madrid?
ellos/ellas, ustedes conocenthey/you knowConocen a las personas influyentes.They know the influential people.

Near future tense (futuro proximo)

In the near future tense, yo voy a conocer translates to “I’m going to know” or “I’m going to meet”.

yo voy a conocerI am going to knowVoy a conocer a tu amigo.I'm going to meet your friend.
tú vas a conoceryou are going to knowVas a conocer el éxito.You're going to know success.
él/ella, usted va a conocerhe/she/you is (are) going to knowVa a conocer a sus amigos nuevos.He's going to meet his new friends.
nosotros vamos a conocerwe are going to knowVamos a conocer la felicidad.We're going to know happiness.
vosotros vais a conoceryou are going to knowVais a conocer Montevideo.You're going to know Montevideo.
ellos/ellas, ustedes van a conocerthey/you are going to knowVan a conocer a sus familiares lejanos.They're going to meet their distant relatives.

Future tense (el futuro)

In the future tense, yo conoceré translates to “I will know”.

yo conoceréI will meet Yo conoceré a muchos amigos nuevos a México.I'll meet lots of new friends in Mexico.
tú conocerásyou will meetTú conocerás a tu esposa este año.You'll meet your wife this year.
él/ella, usted conoceráhe/she/you will meetÉl conocerá a su novio en una cantina.He'll meet his girlfriend in a bar.
nosotros conoceremoswe will meetConoceremos el éxito este mes.We'll know success this month.
vosotros conoceréisyou will meetConoceréis todas la ciudades importantes de Europa.You'll know all the important cities in Europe.
ellos/ellas, ustedes conoceránthey will meetConocerán el norte de Méxicio.They'll know the north of Mexico.

Preterite (el préterito)

The preterite is a commonly used Spanish past tense used to express past actions which occurred at specific times. Yo conocí translates to both “I knew” and “I met”.

yo conocí
I knew (also met)Conocí mi esposa en la universidad.I met my wife in university.
tú conocisteyou knew¿Cómo conociste tu mejor amigo?How did you meet your best friend?
él/ellas usted conocióhe/she/you knewÉl conoció a sus padres biologicos.He met his biological parents.
nosotros conocimoswe knewNos conocimos desde hace un año. We met each other one year ago.
vosotros conocisteisyou knew¿Cómo os conocisteis?How did you meet each other?
ellos/ellas, ustedes conocieronthey/you knewConocieron a sus primos lejanos en la reunión familiar.They met their distant cousins at the family reunion.

Past indefinite (el perfect de indicativo)

The past indefinite tense is used to express past action which have a bearing on the present. Yo he conocido translate to “I have known”.

yo he conocidoI have knownHe conocido a Pablo desde hace mucho tiempo.I've known Pablo for a long time.
tú has conocidoyou have knownHas conocido a María desde hace un mes. You've known Maria for one month.
él/ella, usted ha conocidohe/she/you have (has) knownHa conocido a su esposa desde hace veinte años.You've known your wife for twenty years.
nosotros hemos conocidowe have knownNos hemos conocido desde hace tres décadas.We've known each other for three decades.
vosotros habéis conocidoyou have knownHabéis conocido a Joaquín desde hace una semana.You've known Joaquín for one week.
ellos/ellas, ustedes han conocidothey have knownHan conocido a sus amigos desde hace seis meses.They've known their friends for six months.

Present subjunctive (presente de subjuntivo)

The subjunctive mood is used to express wishes, emotions and doubts. Yo conozca translates to “I know”.

yo conozcaI knowEs importante que conozca a mis vecinos.It's important that I know my neighbors.
tú conozcasyou knowQuiero que conozcas a mi tío.I want you to meet my uncle.
él/ella, usted conozcaHe/she knows, you knowDudo que conozca al presidente municipal.I doubt he knows the mayor.
nosotros conozcamoswe knowQuiere que conozcamos a los recién llegados.He wants us to meet the newcomers.
vosotros conozcáisyou know Estoy feliz que conozcáis a la estrella de cine.I'm happy you know the movie star.
ellos/ellas ustedes conozcanthey/you knowEs necesario que conozcan a los autoridades.It's necessary that that meet the authorities.

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