Saber versus Conocer

Saber and Conocer both mean "to know."

When to use Saber

When to use Conocer

  1. Facts
  2. "How to"
  3. Know "that" 


  1. People
  2. Expert in the field
  3. Familiar with

Examples of Saber

Facts I know your phone number
I know my ABC's
Know "that"  I know that you have a sister
How to I know how to make Creme Brulee
I know how to speak Spanish

Examples of Conocer

People I know you
  I know your sister
  I know Jorge
Expert in the field My doctor knows medicine
  The architect knows the buildings of Chicago
Familiar with I know Mexican art
  I know US history