Conocer el éxito

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Conocer el éxito

This seems like a useful phrase! A few questions...

• How common is it in Spanish? 

• I guess we could just as easily use nouns like 'fracaso', 'dificultad' etc?

• It's similar to 'meet with success' in English of course, but would it be totally wrong to use 'con' in Spanish? 

• And, does the noun usually carry the article? (conoce el éxito)

Saludos

Asked 1 month ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Graeme,

"conocer el éxito" would be equivalent to "meet with success", which is basically a "flowery way" to say "to be successful" (tener éxito).

In Spanish we don't use the preposition "con" in this case.

It is not what we would use in everyday Spanish; you may find this expression in literature, articles in newspapers..., but not talking to a friend. 

It always takes the article.

With "fracaso" this may also be used, "conoció el fracaso varias veces" meaning the opposite. Also with "conocer la felicidad". 

Saludos

Inma

Conocer el éxito

This seems like a useful phrase! A few questions...

• How common is it in Spanish? 

• I guess we could just as easily use nouns like 'fracaso', 'dificultad' etc?

• It's similar to 'meet with success' in English of course, but would it be totally wrong to use 'con' in Spanish? 

• And, does the noun usually carry the article? (conoce el éxito)

Saludos

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