In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(fact/statement/story) creer(person) creerle ado you believe her? — ¿tú le crees?
- I don't believe a word she says — 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
- you're crazy to believe what she tells you — estás loco si te crees lo que te cuenta
- I believe you, though thousands wouldn't — (yo) te creo, porque eres tú
- you won't believe what happened/who I've just seen — ¡no te imaginas lo que pasó/a quién acabo de ver!
- His team-mates believed the story was genuine because it suited them to believe it.
- He said smoking was traditional and many men would not believe it affected their health.
- All the time laughing inwardly at them for believing me.
- No one believes me that our hot water has run out faster ever since we got a new shower head.
- Her parents told police that she explained to them she had swallowed the liquid by accident, believing it was something else.
- I couldn't believe it of him because he had behaved so normally at home.
- One of those who manage to escape sees the bodies of 3,000 people but no one believes him.
- I love the way how no-one believes him when he explains what he does for a living.
- Many people will not believe you, which shows that they understand you all too well.
- And even if he was to take it upon himself to tell them the likelihood of anyone believing him is slight.
- This offer was so pathetic that I couldn't imagine anyone believing him.
- Although the City didn't quite think that was true, they were inclined to believe him.
- The thing is that I never felt like an idiot for believing him.
- It looks pretty bad for him, Mrs. Donovan, said Diana, but even so I cant believe it of him eitherI wont believe it.
- What I think is so remarkable about these stories is that we can so very easily believe them.
- I was actually having trouble believing her because her project was looking THAT GOOD.
- She looked at me, all quizzical like, not quite believing me.
- It is believed a motorist witnessed the fall and police say there were no suspicious circumstances.
- The American President can issue all the denials he wants, but nobody believes him any more.
- She nodded, obviously not believing me, but unwilling to make an issue of it.
- Then he tells himself that, because he believes these things, they must be true.
- She also refuses to believe her when my friend says that people speak English in Trinidad.
- I suddenly realised why these dudes were having so much trouble believing me.
- Johnny seemed to be eating up this story and believing every word that came from their surrogate mother's mouth.
- How many of you, as kids, read these insane stories and believed them to be true?
- Would you give me a sicknote so my boss believes me?
- Spending on credit and debit cards was believed to have overtaken cash for the first time yesterday.
- In fact, the Trust believes the solution to many of our problems lies in the hands of managers.
- I don't know whether Juliet went away believing me but I suspect not.
- Many local people believed him when he spoke of the right or wrong siting of houses or tombs.
- Twelve months ago, the Worralls were looking forward to Christmas, believing Rose's condition was in remission.
- Nobody believes me when I tell them that the movie was shot with him missing most of the times.
- We all know this to be true, but cannot help believe a miracle diet will make losing the weight so much easier.
- So when Euclid described his geometry, many believed it to be the one true geometry.
- The trust believes these measures will prevent similar problems in the future.
- They believed it was a genuine news story, for why would anyone use the radio to fool and scare them?
2(think)creerI believe so/not — creo que sí/no
- I believe he's changed his mind — creo que ha cambiado de idea
- often passive to believe sb/sth to + inf
- 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 lo tenía por inofensivo
- Experts believe that these extreme weather events are likely to become much more frequent.
- He asked me to meet him and I believe that was on the same day as the telephone call.
- And there are good grounds for believing that the planning deadlines may not be met.
- It is believed that with one man already convicted of the bombing, there are no grounds to reopen the inquiries.
- It is widely believed that the true picture of epidemic has still not emerged in China.
- But he believes that the figures and statistics do not matter - a single delay can cost a life.
- After four months, he returned to the front, believing that his primary duty lay to the men under his command.
- Nevertheless, I am of the opinion that they would not have believed that this was their last chance.
- 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.
- On his way, it is believed Mr Winfield fell and hit his head, causing the brain injury that led to his death.
- It is also true that the same experts have no very strong grounds for believing that this is more likely this year than in any year since 1918.
- I believe that this was the first time I truly understood the power of good branding.
- She believes it is time for women to be accepted in the life of the Mosque.
- This shows the groundswell of opinion that believes these weapons are immoral.
- They didn't even try to defend their territory now, believing that they had already lost.
- But he is mistaken in believing that most voters will come to their own conclusions.
- Smith also believes it is acceptable for women to fight men, as long as they are properly matched for weight and ability.
1Religióncreerto believe in sth/sb — creer en algo/algn
- to believe in God/reincarnation — creer en Dios/en la reencarnación
- Faith is in crisis because few really believe and those that do are regarded as lunatics.
- Is it just the comfort of a faith that keeps people believing?
- God asks us to overcome what we cannot see, take a leap of faith and believe and trust in him.
- Let us go into this article with a plain mind of understanding to achieve the holy will of our Lord in whom we believe.
- It may well matter what we believe, and it does matter what beliefs the churches teach.
- Why do people with a religion start to stop thinking and start believing?
- Much of our strongest faith experience comes from simply believing and knowing that God is present.
- Again, faith seems to me to be manifest in both a commitment to believe and mere mental inertia.
- One such failure is that many churches have forgotten what they once believed.
- 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.
- For no matter what you might think about the man's church, at least he believed truly.
- And there won't be Jews unless we go on scrupulously believing.
- Culture concerns beliefs and practices and we are responsible for what we believe and do.
2(have confidence)to believe in sth — creer en algo
- I don't believe in medicine — no tengo fe / no creo en la medicina
3(consider good)to believe in sth — ser partidario de algo
- I believe in being firm with children — yo soy partidario de ser firme con los niños
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