Do you believe in kappa? I don’t believe in kappa. If kappa were real, we would see them in zoos. Believe and believe in are confusing, here are some examples:
Believe + Something True
John told me that he couldn’t do his homework, because he was sick.
I believed him
Taro is hardworking and is never late.
I always believe what he says.
Jane always lies.
I never believe what she says.
Tom told me that he won the Takarakuji lottery.
I didn’t believe him.
Believe in + 存在する物
Young children believe in Santa Claus
Some people believe in aliens
Don’t believe in + 存在しないもの
I don’t believe in the dragons
Most people don’t believe in the Loch Ness Monster
Believe in + something good / a good idea
I believe in this car. It is an excellent car and you will like it too.
I believe in peace. I don’t believe in war.
I believe in recycling. Recycling is very important for the future.
Don’t believe in + something bad / a bad idea
I don’t believe in communism. It didn’t work in Soviet Russia, North Korea, or Cuba.
- I don’t believe in Donald Trump. He says funny things.