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Old May 09, 2009, 09:08 PM
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@Fazor: "Saber" is used when you can be certain about some kind of knowledge. "Creer" is when you're making a supposition or guess.


Sé que Juan no se ha ido, porque yo tengo las llaves de su coche.
I know Juan hasn't left because I have his car's keys.

Creo que Juan no se ha ido, porque no lo he visto salir.
I think Juan hasn't left because I haven't seen him go out.


Supe que "sé" era conjugación del verbo ser, por el contexto de la oración.
I knew that "sé" was a conjugation of the verb "ser" because of the context of the sentence.

Creí que "sé" era conjugación del verbo "ser", pero en realidad era del verbo "saber".
I thought that "sé" was a conjugation of the verb "ser", but it was actually from the verb "saber".


@Chileno:

Sé que "to be" significa "ser" o "estar" porque me lo enseñaron en la escuela.
I know "to be" means "ser" or "estar" because I was taught that in school.

Creí que si lo ponía completo, no tendrías qué corregirme.
I thought if I wrote it completely, you wouldn't have anything to correct.

I was under the impression that creer was not used to make suppositions or guesses, thus the reason it doesn't take the subjunctive.
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