Creer - prepositions

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Creer - prepositions

What prepositions can be used with creer and how do they change the meaning.

Creer en/a ...

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Emanuel

Creer can be used with "en" for "to believe in something/someone", for example:

Creo en la religión católica. ( I believe in Catholicism.)

Ella cree en la reencarnación. (She believes in reincarnation.)

Here you are believing in "something", e.g. a particular faith, an abstract idea,...

But you can also use it with people with both "en" and "a". There is a difference though. For example:

Marcos creyó en ella cuando nadie la apoyaba. (Marcos believed her/trusted her/had faith in her when nobody supported her.)

but 

Marcos creyó a Cristina. (He believed Cristina [he believed in Cristina's words, what she said])

We could say that "creer en alguien" is believe in something/someone and "creer a alguien" is believe someone.

I can't think of any other prepositions used with creer.

I hope this helps,

Saludos

Inma

 

Creer - prepositions

What prepositions can be used with creer and how do they change the meaning.

Creer en/a ...

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