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Italian Verb Beliefs
Credere is one of the most common Italian verbs and is used much like its English equivalent: "to believe."
Credere = to believe, think
Generally speaking, credere is equivalent to "to believe, think."
|Mi credi?||Do you believe me?|
|Credo di aver vinto.||I think I won.|
Credere in = to believe in
Credere in indicates a belief in the truth, existence, or effectiveness of someone/something.
|Lei crede ancora in Babbo Natale.||She still believes in Santa Claus.|
|Credo nei benefici della meditazione.||I believe in the benefits of meditation.|
|Crede in suo padre.||He believes in his father (that he will show up).|
|Credo in questa strategia.||I believe in this strategy (it’s smart and I think it will work).|
Credere che = to believe/think that
Credere che is followed by the subjunctive (lesson coming soon).
|Credo che abbia un lavoro.||I think (that) it’s necessary.|
|Credi che sia vero?||Do you think it’s true?|
Expressions with credere
|Credo dì sì.||I think so.|
|Non credo.||I don’t think so.|
|Non ci credo.||I can’t believe it.|
|Non ti credere.||Don’t be so sure (about that).|
|Fai come credi.||Do as you wish.|
Credere present tense conjugations
Credere is a regular –ere verb:
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