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creer/crear??

I have been working on some of the more advanced Spanish present tense verb lessons, and I often see the words crea/crean/creen in the exercises, yet half the time they mean "believe" and the other half of the time they mean "create," and I can't seem to figure out which is which, other than context clues. Can someone clear this up for me?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Rob2042

Creer is to believe. Crear is to create.

3 years ago

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So are both first person present tense forms of the word conjugated as "creo"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rob2042

Yes, so you have to go by context.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zcggcz2

Okay, gracias!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rob2042

De nada. Gracias por el lingot.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/F572D297

"(Yo) creo en/que..." is always "I believe in/that..."

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OnesimusUnbound

I hope this will help you remember the difference :-)

  • Creer - to believe. Think of "creed"
  • Crear - to create. (No other keyword needed :-)
3 years ago

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If after 'creo' you have a connector like que or en then the verb is creer (believe).

Yo creo que la respuesta es no.
Yo creo en tu palabra.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OnesimusUnbound

Hmm, I just remember to have a look at "sentar" (sit) vs "sentir" (feel)

3 years ago