Conjugate croire in Le Présent (present tense)

Look at these sentences using croire in  Présent indicatif:

Je crois en la science.
I believe in science.

Est-ce que tu crois en la vie après la mort ?
Do you believe in life after death?

Il croit que la Terre est plate !
He believes that the Earth is flat !

Nous croyons que tu nous mens.
We believe that you're lying to us.

Si vous me croyez, aidez-moi.
If you believe me, help me.

Les enfants croient tout ce qu'on dit.
The children believe everything we say.

 

 

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Si vous me croyez, aidez-moi.
If you believe me, help me.


Nous croyons que tu nous mens.
We believe that you're lying to us.


Il croit que la Terre est plate !
He believes that the Earth is flat !


Est-ce que tu crois en la vie après la mort ?
Do you believe in life after death?


Je crois en la science.
I believe in science.


Les enfants croient tout ce qu'on dit.
The children believe everything we say.


Q&A Forum 7 questions, 9 answers

ConorA1Kwiziq community member

Use of en

Is there away of knowing when to use en/ Dan's when refering to some of the above examples? Why would it not be right to say "Je crois dans la vie après la mort??

Asked 2 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Conor, 

Just to add to Chris’ excellent answer, the expression is -

‘croire en quelque chose’ = to believe in something

For instance -

Je crois en Dieu = I believe in God

Il croit en nous = He believes in us

Hope this helps!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

En is a general "in", it can also be used figuratively. Dans is the more literal spatial preposition "in".

In the sentence "to believe in life after death", the preposition "in" is not a literal "inside" and therefore en is the appropriate preposition to use.

Here is another example which demonstrates the difference nicely:

Être en prison. -- to be imprisoned.
Être dans la prison. -- to be inside the prison building (not necessarily as an inmate).

Use of en

Is there away of knowing when to use en/ Dan's when refering to some of the above examples? Why would it not be right to say "Je crois dans la vie après la mort??

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Claudia A2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Salut, is there a reason for the "z" in aidez-moi to be pronounced?

Asked 10 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

It is an error Claudia, has been flagged up! Thank you!

AurélieKwiziq team member

Merci beaucoup Claudia !

Thanks to you, the audio file has been fixed :)

Bonne journée !

Salut, is there a reason for the "z" in aidez-moi to be pronounced?

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Claudia A2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Salut, is there a reason for the "z" in aidez-moi to be pronounced?

Asked 10 months ago

Salut, is there a reason for the "z" in aidez-moi to be pronounced?

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DianeA1Kwiziq community member

why do you use que sometimes and not others in yr examples

Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Diane,

you use "que" if what follows is a sentence i its own right. 

Je crois que tu m'as entendu. -- I believe (that) you heard me. Here "tu m'as entendu" is a sentence of its own, therefore "que is needed. 

Je crois en une vie après la mort -- I believe in a life after death. "Une vie après la mort" is not a complete sentence because it lacks a verb. Hence no "que".

This is not unlike in English, where you may use "that" if what follows is a sentence.

 

-- Chris (not a native speaker)

why do you use que sometimes and not others in yr examples

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Kyaw A2Kwiziq community member

Nous croyons en vous.

Asked 2 years ago
RonC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Bonjour Kyaw, practice makes perfect --> à force de pratique, on y arrive Bonne chance,

Nous croyons en vous.

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SusanC1Kwiziq community member

numbers

Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour Susan ! What would be your question regarding numbers ?

numbers

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AnyaA2Kwiziq community member

Salut, je choisi " croient " et la réponse a été marqué comme pas vrai Pourquoi

Asked 3 years ago
LauraKwiziq team member
Bonjour Anya, Tu as mis "croisent" pas "croient." Elles croient = They believe. Elle croisent = They cross.
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Merci!
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Salut, je choisi " croient " et la réponse a été marqué comme pas vrai Pourquoi

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