fie
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fie [faɪ]
interjection
fie on him! ¡al diablo con él!
Fie upon this quiet life, I want work
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
The word fie is the preterite form of fiar in the first person singular. See the full fiar conjugation.
fiar
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fiar(
fyahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to give on trust)
a. to sell on credit
Te fiarán las cervezas si les dices que vas de mi parte.Mention my name and they will sell you the beers on credit.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to give on trust)
a. to give credit
Ya no fiamos porque tuvimos problemas cobrando a algunos clientes.We no longer give credit because we had difficulties collecting payments.
fiarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to confide in; used with "de")
a. to trust
Prefiero darle el dinero directamente a Melisa. No me fío de él.I prefer to give the money straight to Melisa. I don't trust him.
b. to believe
David prometió que vendría, pero no me fío de sus promesas.David promised he'd come, but I don't believe his promises.
4. (to judge by; used with "de")
a. to go by
Mejor no fiarse de las apariencias.It's best not to go by appearances.
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fiar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (commerce)
a. to sell on credit
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (commerce)
a. to sell on credit
ser de fiarto be trustworthy
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (general)
a.
¡no te fíes!don't be too sure (about it)!
fiarse de algo/alguiento trust something/somebody
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fiar
transitive verb
1 (Com) (vender) to sell on credit; (Latinoamérica) (comprar) to buy on credit
me fió la comida he let me have the food on tick (familiar) o credit
2 (confiar)
le fié mi secreto I confided my secret to him
intransitive verb
1 (Com) to give credit
no se fía (en tienda) no credit given
dejaron de fiarle en la tienda they wouldn't let her have anything on credit anymore
fiemos en su experiencia para resolver el problema
2
ser de fiar to be trustworthy; be reliable
pronominal verb
fiarse
1 (confiar)
fiarse de algn to trust sb; no me fío de él I don't trust him; ya no puede uno fiarse de nadie you can't trust anyone any more; fiarse de algo to believe in sth; no te fíes de lo que digan los periódicos don't believe what the papers say; no me fío de su habilidad para resolver el problema I don't believe in his ability to solve the problem; no te fíes de las apariencias don't go o judge by appearances; ¡para que te fíes de los amigos! with friends like that, who needs enemies?
¡(cuán o tan) largo me lo fiáis! I'll believe it when I see it!
2 (depender) to rely on
nos fiamos de usted para conseguirlo we are relying on you to get it
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