Translation of think in Spanish:
intransitive verb past tense & past participle thought
- 1 why don't you think before you speak?think hard/carefully¿por qué no piensas antes de hablar?I did it without thinkingpiénsalo mucho/bienjust think!lo hice sin pensarit makes you think, doesn't it?¡imagínate!to think aloudda que pensar or te hace pensar ¿no?to think for oneselfpensar en voz altato think againpensar por sí mismoyou have to think bigpensarlo mejorto thinktienes que proyectar las cosas a gran escala
aboutsomethingpensar enalgo(consider)I can't stop thinking about what happened/about himpensar algoall you ever think about is money!no puedo dejar de pensar en lo que pasó/en élI'll have to think about it¡sólo piensas en el dinero!it doesn't bear thinking abouttendré que pensarlo(me) lo tendré que pensarI knew she was thinking about selling itmejor ni pensarloto thinksabía que estaba pensando en venderlo ofsomething/somebodythink of a numberpensar enalgo/alguienwhatever were you thinking of when you bought it?piensa (en) un númerothink of the expense/me¿(en) qué estabas pensando cuando lo compraste?you never think of the otherspiensa en el gasto/en míI hadn't thought of thatnunca piensas en los demáscome to think of it, I have one at home just think of it: your name in lights!no se me había ocurrido esothink of what we could do with the money!¡imagínate! ¡tu nombre en las marquesinas!you can't think of everything¡imagínate lo que podríamos hacer con el dinero!to think better of somethingI was going to ask her but thought better of itno se puede estar en todo or en todos los detallesto think twicese lo iba a preguntar pero recapacité y cambié de ideashe'll think twice before she's rude to me againpensarlo dos vecesto thinklo va a pensar dos veces or va a tener mucho cuidado antes de volver a faltarme al respeto onsomething [liter or dial] think (well) on itpiénsalo or piénsatelo bienExample sentences
- We need to think of possible legal complications in all sorts of routine situations.
- Make sure you have thought of the possible gains and losses if you took the leap.
- The tendency is to take what he wants, and act as he wants without thinking of the possible effect on others.
- 2 (intend, plan) See examples:to think
of -ingI was thinking of resigning, anywaypensar + infinitivewhat are you thinking of doing tonight?de todas formas, yo pensaba renunciar or tenía pensado renunciar¿qué piensas hacer esta noche?¿qué tienes planeado hacer esta noche?Example sentences
- Recently, I've been thinking of doing a course with the Open University - which is probably a good thing to do.
- Now I am about to start a clinical doctorate I am thinking of doing an art course.
- If you are thinking about setting up a course then you should think through these issues.
- Sadly for me, nobody ever thought to test the damn thing on the Firth of Clyde on a Tuesday.
- There was a timber yard next door and someone thought to test the process on pine.
- 3 3.1 (find, come up with)to think
ofsomethingcan you think of anything better?I couldn't think of anything to say¿se te ocurre algo mejor?he tried to think of an alternativeno se me ocurrió qué decirwhat will they think of next!trató de encontrar una alternativaI thought of it first¡ya no saben qué inventar!3.2 (remember) See examples:to thinkse me ocurrió a mí primerola idea fue mía ofsomethingI can't think of his nameacordarse dealgono me puedo acordar de su nombreExample sentences
- But for me, these remembrances are the best way I can think of to give you a sense of an age long gone.
- If you can think of an animal, the likelihood is it would be made into a rug somewhere in the house, with its head mounted on the walls.
- I can think of some cases where a marina actually adds to the beauty and charm of a place.
- 4 (have opinion) See examples: to think highly of somebodydon't think badly of metener muy buena opinión de alguientener a alguien en muy buen conceptohe's very well thought ofno pienses mal de míhe thinks a lot of youlo tienen en muy buen conceptoI don't think much of her boyfriendte aprecia muchoshe thinks nothing of spending $500 in a restaurantno tengo muy buena impresión de su noviothink nothing of ita ella no le parece nada extraordinario gastar 500 dólares en un restauranteella gasta 500 dólares en un restaurante como si tal cosano tiene ninguna importancia
transitive verb past tense & past participle thought
- 1 1.1 (reflect, ponder) what are you thinking?and to think that only yesterday he was saying …¿qué estás pensando?(just) think what that would cost/how lucky we werey pensar que ayer sin ir más lejos estuvo diciendo que …think business!piensa (en) lo que costaría/la suerte que tuvimos1.2 (remember) See examples: I didn't think to look there/to ask him¡piensa como un hombre de negocios!I can't think where it wasno se me ocurrió mirar allí/preguntárselotry to think who you gave it tono me puedo acordar de dónde estabaintenta acordarte de a quién se lo disteExample sentences
- With this in mind, let us think for a moment about the surface of a sphere.
- Natural selection did not design our minds to think directly about how best to pass on our genes.
- I just sat in my chair for a few moments, my mouth silent, my mind thinking.
- 2 2.1 (suppose, imagine) I thought you knewthat's what you thinkpensé que lo sabíaswhat do you think you're doing?eso es lo que tú crees or piensasI thought I told you not to do that!¿pero tú qué te crees?you'd have thought he'd have known better!¿no te dije que no hicieras eso?me parece que te dije que no hicieras eso ¿no?who would have thought it?¡uno hubiera pensado que no iba a ser tan tonto!¿quién se iba a imaginar que iba a ser tan tonto?anyone would think I was torturing her!¿quién lo hubiera dicho or imaginado?¿quién lo iba a decir?who do you think you are?¡cualquiera diría que la estoy torturando!do you think you could help me?¿quién te crees que eres?¿qué te crees?I can't think why he refused¿le importaría ayudarme?2.2 (expect) I thought you'd be thereno me explico or no entiendo por qué se negówe didn't think it would take so longpensé or creí que estarías allíI'll help as well — I should think so (too)!no pensamos que se iba a tardar tantoshe wouldn't accept the money — I should think not!yo también ayudo — ¡me imagino que sí! or ¡pues faltaría más!no quiso aceptar el dinero — ¡pues bueno fuera! or ¡no faltaba más!Example sentences2.3 (indicating intention) See examples: we thought we'd eat out tonight
I think I'll go to bedesta noche tenemos pensado salir a cenar
- Of course not and just think of the massive amount of money we would gain and how much red tape we would lose.
- 3 (believe) I think/I don't think it can be donewho do you think did it?creo que se puede/no creo que se pueda hacerhe's thought to be 95¿quién crees que lo hizo?¿quién te parece que lo hizo?I think it unlikelyse cree que tiene 95 añosI don't think a strike would achieve anythinga mí me parece or yo lo veo poco probableI think you'll find it's the only wayyo no creo or a mí no me parece que con una huelga se vaya a lograr nadashe's been cheating you — I thought as muchya verá usted que es la única maneraI thought him rude/pleasantte ha estado engañando — ya me parecía or ya me lo imaginabawill you be able to do it? — I think so/I don't think some pareció or lo encontré grosero/agradablewill they give me the loan? — I rather think not¿vas a poder hacerlo? — creo que sí or me parece que sí/ creo que no or me parece que no¿me darán el préstamo? — me parece que noExample sentences
- I have no idea why she would think that associating with those people is a good thing.
- But nobody thinks that idea worth fighting a war over.
- But at their recent meeting, members said they thought the situation was getting better.
- you have to think ahead
- think back
- she had thought out very carefully what she was going to say
- I'll have to think it over
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