Expression of Belief and Disbelief

Expression of Belief and Disbelief

        Expression of Belief and Disbelief. After sharing about Expression of praise and some other expressions in the previous post, now I want to share about another expression related to speaking area. In this case I want discuss about Expression of Belief and Disbelief.

        Expression of Belief and Disbelief is used when we want to give belief or disbelief response of someone’s statement or idea.

        There are some expressions related to Belief and Disbelief. Below is the explanation about the Expression of Belief and Disbelief:

Expression of Belief :

  • Do you think he is honest ?
  • Do you believe she is guilty?
  • How can you believe that ?
  • Do you believe in yourself ?
  • What do you believe in ?
  • Believe me
  • I swear
  • Trust me
  • You have my word on that
  • Don’t you trust me?
  • Have faith in me
  • Do you believe it?
  • Wouldn’t you believe it?
  • Can you imagine that?
  • Don’t believe it, do you?
  • Don’t you think it’s odd that…?
  • Do you expect me to believe it?

Respond :

  • I believe that …
  • I believe you
  • I trust you
  • I have complete faith in you

Expression of Disbelief:

  • You won’t belief this but ..
  • Do you know what?
  • This may surprise you, but…
  • I’ve got news for you. ……
  • Do you believe it?
  • Wouldn’t you believe it?
  • Can you imagine that?


  • Really? I find that hard to believe.
  • Are you joking?
  • I can’t see that.
  • I don’t believe it.
  • Are you serious?
  • You must be joking/kidding.
  • Oh, no! That’s not true!
  • You don’t say!
  • Seeing is believing.
  • You are kidding
  • That can’t be
  • That’s incredible
  • Nonsense
  • I don’t believe you
  • Baloney
  • You are full of it
  • I don’t trust you
  • I have no faith in you
  • You are kidding me right?
  • No, I don’t believe it!
  • That’s unbelievable!
  • That can’t be.

Examples of dialogue

Dialogue 1

Two days ago, Basori met Rahmat met at the stall. He talked about his experience of going to Trans Studio last holiday.

Basori   :  I went to trans studio last weekend.

Rahmat :  Really, who did you go with?

Basori   : Only my girlfriend.

Rahmat :  You’re kidding… your girlfriend went with you?  Did anyone else go?

Basori   :  No, just the two of us.  We had a great time. Do you believe it?

Rahmat : I don’t believe you.

Basori   : but, you must trust me.

Rahmat  : okay!

Dialogue 2

Anisa : My grandma is very kind to me. She gave me a diamond ring yesterday.

Dandi: What? A diamond ring? It’s hard to believe.

Anisa: Why? Are you jealous? Or do you look down on me?

Dandi: No, I just don’t understand. It must be very expensive, and your grandma is not rich.

Anisa: You disbelieve me, don’t you?

Dandi: No, I always believe you. I was just a little confused.

Anisa: Actually, my grandma didn’t buy it for me. She was given that ring by her mother-in-law. She gave it to me, because I am her only granddaughter.

Dandi: Oh, I see. Therefore, I said I believed you. What made you thought I disbelieved you?

Anisa: Well, it’s a misunderstanding. You are always my best friend.

Dialogue 3

Meri: Nina, let’s go to campus together tomorrow?

Nina: I can’t. Sorry.

Meri: Why?

Nina: I already made a promise to someone to go to campus together tomorrow.

Meri: With whom?

Nina: With Justin.

Meri: Really? Are you serious?

Nina: Yes of course. Why do you ask?

Meri: No. I just can’t believe it. How could you get close with one of the coolest boy at the campus?

Nina: It’s a long story.

Meri: Don’t you want to tell me?

Nina: I will tell you. But not now. Someday.

Dialogue 4

Paula: I will never get married.

Stefanie: Really? why?

Paula: I hate all men. They are all just same.

Stefanie: You must be kidding me. You said that you would get married next month.

Paula: I did. But it’s all over now. My last fiancé left me due to another girl.

Stefanie: I’m sorry to hear that, but life goes on, you have to forget him and find another kind man.

        That’s all about Expression of Belief and Disbelief I can share in speaking area. Hopefully it can increase our ability to conduct our mind in using the expression above.

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