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Old July 08, 2012, 08:09 AM
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"Creo recordar" vs "creo que recuerdo"

Estaba leyendo Harry Potter y La Cámara Secreta, y encontré algo que no entiendo. Dumbledore dijo esto: "Creo recordar que os dije que tendría que expulsaros si volvíais a quebrantar alguna norma del colegio."

¿"Creo recordar" es igual que "creo que recuerdo"? ¿Es una forma mas común que la otra? ¿O mas correcta?
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Old July 08, 2012, 08:17 AM
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Es más común decir "creo recordar". No es más correcto decir la primera frase en lugar de la otra porque las dos significan lo mismo.
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Old July 17, 2012, 02:00 AM
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De acuerdo con Rusty, pero creo que hay una ligera diferencia de sentido.

"Creo que recuerdo" goes more in the direction of "I seem to remember" (I am not sure if I am able to remember)

"Creo recordar" while it also means "I seem to remember" I think it is used with a connotation of "more certainty", or it can be used sarcastically: "Creo recordar que te había dicho que no vinieras" (I.e., I seem to remember I told you not to come, in other words, I remember very well I told you so...)

Of course, all these nuances will depend on the context, but I don't think I would use "Creo que recuerdo" in any sarcastic mood... (although I guess is possible too...)
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