Translation of creer in English:

creer

vi

vt

  • 1 (dar por cierto) to believe ¡quién lo hubiera creído! who would have believed it? hay que verlo para creerlo it has to be seen to be believed lo creas o no lo creas or aunque no lo creas believe it or not si no lo veo no lo creo if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes I wouldn't have believed it ¿que si lo voy a aceptar? ¡ya lo creo! am I going to accept it? of course I am! o [colloquial/familiar] you bet! no (le) creas nada de lo que dice don't believe a thing o a word he says es una historia de no creer it's an unbelievable o incredible story ¿tú puedes creer que ni siquiera me saludó? would o can you believe that he didn't even say hello to me? ¡no lo puedo creer, nos han puesto otra multa! I don't believe it, we've got another ticket! ¿se puede creer que a nadie se le haya ocurrido? can you believe that nobody has thought of it before?
  • 2 (pensar, juzgar) to think ¿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 o 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 o 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 + subj no creo que pueda resolverlo I doubt if o 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 raincreer + inf creí 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

creerse v pron

  • 2 (refl) 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 (CS) [familiar/colloquial], (estimarse superior) to think one is special ( o great etc)
  • 3 (Méx) (fiarse)creerse de algn to trust sb

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