Quick answer
"Confidence" is a noun which is often translated as "la confianza", and "believe" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "creer". Learn more about the difference between "confidence" and "believe" below.
confidence(
kan
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fih
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dihns
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (trust)
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 confidence in you.Tengo entera confianza en ti.
2. (self-confidence)
a. la confianza en sí mismo
(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).
She's gaining confidence as she learns.Está ganando confianza en sí misma a medida que aprende.
b. la seguridad en sí mismo
(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).
He lacks the confidence to talk to people he doesn't know.Le falta la seguridad en sí mismo para hablar con gente que no conoce.
3. (secret)
a. la confidencia
(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).
My best friend would never tell my confidences to anyone.Mi mejor amigo nunca le contaría mis confidencias a nadie.
4. (confidentiality)
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).
You can share your problems with me in confidence.Puedes contarme tus problemas en confianza.
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believe(
buh
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liv
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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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