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Translation of creer in English:

intransitive verb

transitive verb

  • 2 (pensar, juzgar) ¿ya ha terminado la reunión? — creo que sí/creo que no
    has the meeting finished yet? — I think so/I don't think so
    creo que va a llover
    I think it's going to rain
    creo que es mi deber ayudarlo
    I believe it's my duty to help him
    I consider it my duty to help him
    quiero creer que se lo agradeciste
    I hope you thanked them
    no vayas a creer que a mí me resultó fácil
    don't get the impression that or don't think that it was easy for me
    se cree que el incendio fue provocado
    the fire is thought to have been started deliberately
    les hizo creer que estaba enfermo
    he made them think he was ill
    creo que no va a poder resolverlo
    I don't believe or think she'll be able to sort it out
    no creí necesario avisarte
    I did not think it necessary to let you know
    no la creo capaz de semejante cosa
    I do not think she is capable of such a thing
    ¿me crees tan estúpida?
    do you really think I'm that stupid?
    no creer que + subjuntivono creo que pueda resolverlo
    I doubt if or I don't think I'll be able to solve it
    no creo/no puedo creer que lo haya hecho sin ayuda
    I don't/can't believe that he did it on his own
    no creo que llueva
    I don't think it'll rain
    creer + infinitivocreí oír un ruido
    I thought I heard a noise
    creo recordar que me dijiste que …
    I seem to remember you telling me that …
    creo haberlo visto antes pero no estoy segura
    I think I've seen it before but I'm not sure

also: creerse pronominal verb

  • 2 (reflexivo) 2.1 (considerarse)no me creo capaz de hacerlo
    I don't think I'm capable of doing it
    se cree el dueño del pueblo
    he thinks he owns the whole village
    te crees muy listo ¿verdad?
    you think you're really clever, don't you?
    2.2 (Southern Cone) [colloquial] (estimarse superior)
    to think one is special
    to think one is great
  • 3 (Mexico) (fiarse)creerse de alguien
    to trust somebody
Example sentences
  • Para creer en Dios, no son necesarios los curas.
  • Al final le ganó 3-1 y el brasileño no lo quería creer.
  • Dios es más gentil y compasivo de lo que habéis creído posible.
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