A “knack” could be a skill, a mannerism (manierismo), or an innate (innato) skill. Consider these sentences:
- Mr. Corbyn does not have the knack for rousing an audience to action (… no tiene el don de empujar al público a la acción). This means that he does not have the special skills to rouse (animar) people.
- Mr. Ricardo has the knack for playing the piano well. This means he has a special skill that might be innate.
- Mr. Morales will never learn the knack of poaching an egg. This means that he is unlikely to acquire the skills to poach (escalfar) an egg.
- Mr.Junker, the EU President, has a knack of always putting his foot in it (…tiene el don de meter siempre la pata).
- Mrs Merkel has the knack for drawing animals (… tiene mucha habilidad para dibujar animales).