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"Dudar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to doubt", and "creer" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to believe". Learn more about the difference between "dudar" and "creer" below.
dudar(
doo
-
dahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to be unsure about)
a. to doubt
Dudamos que mucha gente vaya a asistir al seminario.We doubt that many people will attend the seminar.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to disbelieve)
a. to doubt
No dudo de su carácter, pero sí de su ética laboral.I don't doubt his character, but I do doubt his work ethic.
3. (to waver)
a. to hesitate
No dude en comunicarse conmigo en cualquier momento si tiene alguna pregunta.Don't hesitate to get in touch with me at any time if you have questions.
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creer(
kreh
-
ehr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to have faith)
a. to believe
Creo en un ser superior.I believe in a supreme being.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to suppose)
a. to think
Creo que podría estar enfermo.I think he might be sick.
creerse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
3. (to consider oneself)
a. to believe
No me creo mejor que tú.I don't believe that I am better than you.
b. to think
¿Te crees tan guapo?Do you think you're so good-looking?
4. (to consider true)
a. to believe
¿Pero tú piensas que se lo cree en serio?Do you think she really believes it?
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