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)
Dictation exercise B1
"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".
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