Translation of believe in Spanish:
- 1.1(statement/fact/story)(person)do you believe her?creerle aI don't believe a word she says¿tú le crees?I don't believe she's capable of thatno le creo ni una palabrano (me) creo ni una palabra de lo que diceI'd never have believed it of herno la creo capaz de esobelieve it or notjamás lo hubiera creído de ellayou're crazy to believe what she tells youaunque no lo creasaunque parezca mentiraI could hardly believe my ears/eyesestás loco si te crees lo que te cuentadon't you believe it! [colloquial]apenas podía creer lo que oía/veíano daba crédito a mis oídos/mis ojoswould you believe it! [colloquial]¡créetelo! [colloquial] [irónico]I don't believe it!¡habráse visto!¡será posible!believe you me! [colloquial]¡no puedo creerlo!I believe you, though thousands wouldn't (British English)¡te lo juro!you'd better believe it! (especially American English)(yo) te creo, porque eres túyou won't believe what happened/who I've just seen¡como lo oyes!to make believe (that)¡no te imaginas lo que pasó/a quién acabo de ver!hacer de cuenta queExample sentences
- How many of you, as kids, read these insane stories and believed them to be true?
- Twelve months ago, the Worralls were looking forward to Christmas, believing Rose's condition was in remission.
- The trust believes these measures will prevent similar problems in the future.
Example sentences1.2 (think) I believe so/not
- Many local people believed him when he spoke of the right or wrong siting of houses or tombs.
- Although the City didn't quite think that was true, they were inclined to believe him.
- One of those who manage to escape sees the bodies of 3,000 people but no one believes him.
I believe he's changed his mindcreo que sí/notengo entendido que sí/noto believe somebody/something to +creo que ha cambiado de idea
- It looks pretty bad for him, Mrs. Donovan, said Diana, but even so I cant believe it of him eitherI wont believe it.
- I couldn't believe it of him because he had behaved so normally at home.
infinitive(often passive) the police believe him to be dangerous/to have crossed the borderit was believed to be harmlessla policía cree que es peligroso/que ha cruzado la fronterase creía que era inofensivose lo tenía por inofensivoExample sentences
- I have a hard time believing that my opinion would change regardless of who did the work though.
- He believes that moving to Rochdale Infirmary will add to the already difficult parking problems.
- It is believed that with one man already convicted of the bombing, there are no grounds to reopen the inquiries.
- 1.1 (Religion) to believe
insomething/somebodyto believe in God/reincarnationcreer enalgo/alguien1.2 (have confidence) See examples:to believecreer en Dios/en la reencarnación insomethingI don't believe in medicinecreer enalgotener fe enalgo1.3 (consider good) See examples:to believeno tengo fe or no creo en la medicina insomething(in moderation/discipline)I believe in being firm with childrenser partidario dealgocreer enalgoyo soy partidario de ser firme con los niñosExample sentences
- Was it lifted up whole and intact to heaven, as the Catholic faith believes?
- Obviously, he does not see the point of religion as the believer does, since for the believer seeing the point of religion is believing.
- God asks us to overcome what we cannot see, take a leap of faith and believe and trust in him.
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Opus Dei - Latin for "God's Work" - is a Catholic organization founded in Spain in 1928. The Opus became very influential in Spanish society, above all by founding schools and universities. The aim was to create an élite which would spread Christian ideals throughout society. The University of Navarre is one of its foremost institutions.