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"Creo" is a form of "creer", an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to believe". "Estás enfermo" is a phrase which is often translated as "you're sick". Learn more about the difference between "estás enfermo" and "creo" below.
estás enfermo(
ehs
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tahs
 
ehm
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fehr
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moh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(second person singular)
a. you're sick
Sí estás enfermo, quédate en cama.If you're sick, stay in bed.
b. you're ill
Llama a la oficina y diles que estás enfermo.Call your office and tell them you're ill.
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creer(
kreh
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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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