In this exercise the preterit 3rd person singular of "creer" is shown as "crió" whereas in my other Spanish dictionaries it is shown as "creció". Is the former conjugation specific to Latin America whilst the latter (creció) is specific to Spain?
Dictation exercise B1
As David suspected, the verb used in the dictation is the verb "criar" (to raise, as in raising children) so the actual sentence is "...Ella crió a sus cinco hermanos... (... She raised her 5 siblings ...)
It sounds very similar to "creyó" as in "she believed..", true...
I hope it clarified it for you.
Hi there Rob -
I've only listened to that dictation [without actually working through it], but it sounds as if the verb which you are querying is "criar" [= to raise, bring up], with 3rd person preterite crió... "Creer" means "to believe"; 3rd person preterite "creyó"... "Creció" comes from "crecer" [to grow, or grow up] - perhaps this is the verb which you thought was the one being used here? - but no, I'm pretty sure he is saying "crió".
Cheers, David Mc
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