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Tuesday, December 16, 2008



Our Lady of Bethlehem...ora pro nobis.



  • At 12:07 PM, December 17, 2008 , Blogger Andrea said...

    Hi, Joe ~ This is an odd place for me to be asking this, but I don't see an email addy for you and I'm hoping you can help me. I've asked my "Catholic Moms" on another site and have gotten a couple of different answers, which has only made me more confused. I was trying to think of who could give me the correct answer and I thought of you.

    I need to know the Spanish word for "believe." That doesn't seem like it should be that difficult to find out, but I've been told "creer" and "crea" depending on its usage. No one I've asked seems to be sure. And I want to be very sure.

    I sign all my books with the word believe. I just received an order for one that someone is giving as a gift. He asked that I sign it with believe written in Spanish. In that sense, which form would be correct? I'm hoping you can help me. I need to get the book in the mail this morning.

    Thanks so much,

    P.S. Have you heard anything from Karen? I wasn't thinking too much of her not posting since December 12th, but when you asked if she had any special intentions, I got to wondering if everything was okay. Hope so.

  • At 1:42 PM, December 17, 2008 , Blogger Joe said...


    OK. This may be more than you bargained for...

    1- The VERB "believe" translates as "creer"

    2- The IMPERATIVE "believe" (like in those Christmas-y cards, etc. that say "Believe...") is "cree."

    3- The conjugations of "believe" are:

    Yo creo
    Tu crees (informal)/ usted cree (formal)
    El/ella cree
    Nosotros creemos
    Ustedes creen
    Ellos/ellas creen

    "Crea" is related to the verb "create."

    Karen is OK, just a bit under the weather, AFAIK.



  • At 1:47 PM, December 17, 2008 , Blogger Andrea said...

    Thank you, Joe!

    So which one DO YOU THINK I should use for my purpose? I trust you. I'm going with whatever one you say.

  • At 1:51 PM, December 17, 2008 , Blogger Joe said...



  • At 1:54 PM, December 17, 2008 , Blogger Andrea said...

    Good. That's what I had decided to do!

    Thanks much!


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