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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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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. creer
I believe (that) I am rightcreo no equivocarme
I believe him to be alivecreo que está vivo
she is believed to be herese cree que está aquí
I don't believe a word of itno me creo (ni) una palabra
I could scarcely believe my eyesno podía creer lo que veían mis ojos
I don't believe it!¡no me lo puedo creer!
I can well believe itno me extrañaría nada
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (have faith)
a. creer
to believe in Godcreer en Dios
to believe in somebodycreer en alguien, tener fe en alguien
to believe in oneselftener confianza en uno(a) mismo(a)
3. (be in favor)
to believe in somethingser partidario(a) de algo
I don't believe in making promisesno soy partidario de las promesas
4. (think, suppose)
a. creer
I believe notcreo que no
I believe soasí lo creo, creo que sí
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believe [bɪˈliːv]
transitive verb
1 (think) creer
I believe so creo que sí; I believe not creo que no; he is believed to be abroad se cree que está en el extranjero
2 [+story, evidence, person] creer
don't you believe it! ¡no te lo creas!; believe it or not, she bought it aunque parezca mentira, lo compró; it was hot, believe (you) me hacía calor, ¡y cómo!; I couldn't believe my eyes no podía dar crédito a mis ojos; do you really believe the threat? ¿crees de veras en la amenaza?; I would never have believed it of him jamás le hubiera creído capaz de eso
intransitive verb
to believe in God creer en Dios; I don't believe in corporal punishment no soy partidario del castigo corporal; we don't believe in drugs no aprobamos el uso de las drogas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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