Translation of believe in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /bəˈliːv; bɪˈliːv/


  • 1.1 [statement/fact/story] creer*; [person] creerle* a do you believe her? ¿tú le crees? I don't believe a word she says no le creo ni una palabra, no (me) creo ni una palabra de lo que dice I don't believe she's capable of that no la creo capaz de eso I'd never have believed it of her jamás lo hubiera creído de ella believe it or not aunque no lo creas, aunque parezca mentira you're crazy to believe what she tells you estás loco si te crees lo que te cuenta I could hardly believe my ears/eyes apenas podía creer lo que oía/veía, no daba crédito a mis oídos/mis ojos don't you believe it! [colloquial/familiar] ¡créetelo! [fam & iró] would you believe it! [colloquial/familiar] ¡habráse visto!, ¡será posible! I don't believe it! ¡no puedo creerlo! believe you me! [colloquial/familiar] ¡te lo juro! I believe you, though thousands wouldn't (BrE) (yo) te creo, porque eres tú you'd better believe it! (esp AmE) ¡como lo oyes! you won't believe what happened/who I've just seen ¡no te imaginas lo que pasó/a quién acabo de ver! to make believe (that) hacer* de cuenta que 1.2 (think) creer* I believe so/not creo que sí/no, tengo entendido que sí/no I believe he's changed his mind creo que ha cambiado de ideato believe sb/sth to + inf (often pass) the police believe him to be dangerous/to have crossed the border la policía cree que es peligroso/que ha cruzado la frontera it was believed to be harmless se creía que era inofensivo, se lo tenía por inofensivo


  • 1.1 [Relig] creer* to believe in sth/sb creer* en algo/algn to believe in God/reincarnation creer* en Dios/en la reencarnación 1.2 (have confidence) to believe in sth creer* en algo, tener* fe en algo I don't believe in medicine no tengo fe or no creo en la medicina 1.3 (consider good) to believe in sth [in moderation/discipline] ser* partidario de algo, creer* en algo I believe in being firm with children yo soy partidario de ser firme con los niños

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The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.