Translation of believe in Spanish:

believe

creer, v.

Pronunciation: /bɪˈliːv//bəˈliv/

transitive verb

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    (story/fact/statement) creer
    (person) creerle a
    do 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
    • believe it or not 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 no daba crédito a mis oídos/mis ojos
    • don't you believe it! ¡créetelo!
    • would you believe it! ¡habráse visto!
    • I don't believe it! ¡no puedo creerlo!
    • believe you me! ¡te lo juro!
    • I believe you, though thousands wouldn't (yo) te creo, porque eres tú
    • you'd better believe it! ¡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
    • Then he tells himself that, because he believes these things, they must be true.
    • He said smoking was traditional and many men would not believe it affected their health.
    • I couldn't believe it of him because he had behaved so normally at home.
    • Johnny seemed to be eating up this story and believing every word that came from their surrogate mother's mouth.
    • She looked at me, all quizzical like, not quite believing me.
    • I suddenly realised why these dudes were having so much trouble believing me.
    • Spending on credit and debit cards was believed to have overtaken cash for the first time yesterday.
    • The thing is that I never felt like an idiot for believing him.
    • The American President can issue all the denials he wants, but nobody believes him any more.
    • “It looks pretty bad for him, Mrs. Donovan,” said Diana, “but even so I can’t believe it of him either—I won’t believe it.”
    • Her parents told police that she explained to them she had swallowed the liquid by accident, believing it was something else.
    • Nobody believes me when I tell them that the movie was shot with him missing most of the times.
    • His team-mates believed the story was genuine because it suited them to believe it.
    • This offer was so pathetic that I couldn't imagine anyone believing him.
    • And even if he was to take it upon himself to tell them the likelihood of anyone believing him is slight.
    • No one believes me that our hot water has run out faster ever since we got a new shower head.
    • How many of you, as kids, read these insane stories and believed them to be true?
    • 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.
    • She nodded, obviously not believing me, but unwilling to make an issue of it.
    • I love the way how no-one believes him when he explains what he does for a living.
    • Would you give me a sicknote so my boss believes me?
    • She also refuses to believe her when my friend says that people speak English in Trinidad.
    • Although the City didn't quite think that was true, they were inclined to believe him.
    • What I think is so remarkable about these stories is that we can so very easily believe them.
    • All the time laughing inwardly at them for believing me.
    • 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.
    • I was actually having trouble believing her because her project was looking THAT GOOD.
    • One of those who manage to escape sees the bodies of 3,000 people but no one believes him.
    • Many people will not believe you, which shows that they understand you all too well.
    • It is believed a motorist witnessed the fall and police say there were no suspicious circumstances.
    • The trust believes these measures will prevent similar problems in the future.
    • In fact, the Trust believes the solution to many of our problems lies in the hands of managers.
    • Twelve months ago, the Worralls were looking forward to Christmas, believing Rose's condition was in remission.
    • They believed it was a genuine news story, for why would anyone use the radio to fool and scare them?
    • And there are good grounds for believing that the planning deadlines may not be met.
    • He asked me to meet him and I believe that was on the same day as the telephone call.
    • But he is mistaken in believing that most voters will come to their own conclusions.
    • She believes it is time for women to be accepted in the life of the Mosque.
    • Nevertheless, I am of the opinion that they would not have believed that this was their last chance.
    • He believes that moving to Rochdale Infirmary will add to the already difficult parking problems.
    • Experts believe that these extreme weather events are likely to become much more frequent.
    • After four months, he returned to the front, believing that his primary duty lay to the men under his command.
    • Smith also believes it is acceptable for women to fight men, as long as they are properly matched for weight and ability.
    • I believe that this was the first time I truly understood the power of good branding.
    • They didn't even try to defend their territory now, believing that they had already lost.
    • It is widely believed that the true picture of epidemic has still not emerged in China.
    • 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.
    • But he believes that the figures and statistics do not matter - a single delay can cost a life.
    • It is believed that with one man already convicted of the bombing, there are no grounds to reopen the inquiries.
    • I have a hard time believing that my opinion would change regardless of who did the work though.
    • On his way, it is believed Mr Winfield fell and hit his head, causing the brain injury that led to his death.
    • This shows the groundswell of opinion that believes these weapons are immoral.
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    (think)
    creer
    I believe so/not tengo entendido que sí/no
    • I believe he's changed his mind creo que ha cambiado de idea
    • to believe sb/sth to + inf
    • often passive 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

intransitive verb

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    Religion
    creer
    to believe in sth/sb creer en algo/algn
    • to believe in God/reincarnation creer en Dios/en la reencarnación
  • 2

    (have confidence)
    to believe in sth creer en algo
    • I don't believe in medicine no tengo fe / no creo en la medicina
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    (consider good)
    to believe in sth creer en algo
    • I believe in being firm with children yo soy partidario de ser firme con los niños