CROIS-tu pouvoir conjuguer ce verbe? (Do You BELIEVE You Can Conjugate This Verb)? Posted by Hichem on May 29, 2011 in Culture, Grammar, Music, People, Vocabulary
Attention! “Crois en moi” and “crois-moi” don’t mean the same thing: The former means “believe in me”, while the latter, a bit less demanding, simply means “believe me”…
Now, crois-moi (believe me), la conjugaison of the verb CROIRE is not that complicated!
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But before putting your conjugaison skills to the test, here are two facts to remember about croire, in case you don’t know them already:
- If you just say “crois” alone and mean it as a verb, then it means “believe” (in the imperative mode), whereas if you intend it as a noun, then you would spell it with an “x” in the end instead of an “s“, as “croix“, which in this case means a “cross“, as in “la croix de Lorraine” (“The Lorraine Cross.”)
- Within the word croire you can find the three-letter word “roi“, meaning “king“, whereas in the English verb “believe“, you’ll find the three-letter word “lie“… 🙂
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The verb croire (to believe) as in “Crois-moi” (“Believe me”)
Here “Crois-moi” is a 1939 French song by Lina Margy, a woman who is credited to have launched the music career of several young promising French singers at the time, precisely because elle a *cru* en leur potentiel (she *believed* in their potential), such as Jacques Brel, Léo Ferré, Geroges Brassens, and Charles Aznavour.
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* Conjugaison of the verb CROIRE (To BELIEVE):
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