Question from Bahruza, asked on 19 Mar, 2019

The difference between знать, узнать, узнавать

В чем разница между знать, узнать и узнавать?
1 answer
Answered by Yulia on 19 Mar, 2019

Hello Bahruza!

Знать means "to know", when you already know something or somebody.

Я уже знаю это правило. I already know this rule.

Узнать means "to find out" or "to recognize".

Я узнал тебя! I have regognized you!

Узнавать is the imperfective form of "узнать", its main meaning is "to recognize".

Ты меня узнаёшь? Are you recognizing me?

So, we can see two pairs of imperfective and perfective verbs:

знать-узнать

узнавать-узнать

 

 

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