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"Believe" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "creer", and "trust" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "confiar en". Learn more about the difference between "believe" and "trust" below.
believe(
buh
-
liv
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to trust)
a. creer
Do you believe what she told us the other day?¿Creen lo que nos contó el otro día?
I don't believe you when you say you're not lying.No te creo cuando dices que no estás mintiendo.
2. (to think)
a. creer
I believe he'll be back from vacation next week.Creo que regresará de las vacaciones la semana que viene.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to have faith in)
a. creer
I believe in our government's ability to handle this crisis.Creo en la habilidad de nuestro gobierno de tratar esta crisis.
My son hasn't believed in Santa Claus since he was seven.Mi hijo no ha creído en Santa Claus desde que tenía siete años.
4. (to endorse)
a. creer
I believe in doing things well, or not at all.Creo en hacer las cosas bien o no hacerlas.
b. ser partidario de
I believe in exercising and eating healthily.Soy partidario de hacer ejercicio y comer comida saludable.
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trust(
truhst
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to have confidence in)
a. confiar en
I trust him; he'll make the right decision.Confío en él; tomará la decisión correcta.
b. tener confianza en
I trusted her but she cheated on me.Tenía confianza en ella, pero me engañó con otro.
c. fiarse de
I don't trust her an inch.No me fío ni un pelo de ella.
2. (to hope)
a. confiar en
I trust we can make it to the final.Confío en que lleguemos a la final.
3. (to entrust)
a. confiar
I trust all my secrets with you.Te confío todos mis secretos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to have confidence)
a. confiar
We'll just have to trust in luck.No nos queda otra que confiar en la suerte.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (faith)
a. la confianza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I have every trust in your ability to get the project off the ground.Tengo total confianza en tu capacidad para sacar el proyecto adelante.
6. (responsibility)
a. la confianza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
As a psychiatrist, I'm in a position of trust.Como psiquiatra, estoy en un puesto de confianza.
7. (law)
a. el fideicomiso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The trust is revocable by the settlor.El fideicomitente puede revocar el fideicomiso.
8. (finance)
a. la compañía fiduciaria
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A trust does not own its clients' assets.A la compañía fiduciaria no le pertenecen los activos de sus clientes.
b. el trust
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The oil trust was created first, followed by the sugar trust and the whisky trust.Se creó el trust del petróleo primero, seguido por el trust del azúcar y el trust del whisky.
c. la fundación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Once created, a charitable trust is irrevocable.Una vez creada, una fundación benéfica es irrevocable.
9. (duty)
a. el deber
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It is your trust to make sure that any information meets the requirements.Es su deber asegurarse de que toda la información cumple con los requisitos.
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