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pensar

Translation of pensar in English:

verbo intransitivo

  • 1 (razonar) pienso, luego existo
    I think, therefore I am
    no entiendo su manera de pensar
    I don't understand his way of thinking
    después de mucho pensar decidió no aceptar la oferta
    after much thought she decided not to accept the offer
    déjame pensar
    let me think
    siempre actúa sin pensar
    he always does things without thinking
    ¡pero piensa un poco!
    just think about it a minute!
    a ver si piensas con la cabeza y no con los pies [familiar] [humorístico] es una película que hace pensar
    it's a thought-provoking movie
    it's a movie that makes you think
    pensar en algo/alguien
    to think about something/somebody
    ¿en qué piensas? or ¿en qué estás pensando?
    what are you thinking about?
    ahora mismo estaba pensando en ti
    I was just thinking about you
    tú nunca piensas en mí
    you never think about o of me
    actúa sin pensar en las consecuencias
    she acts without thinking about o considering the consequences
    piensa en el futuro/tus padres
    think of o about the future/your parents
    se pasa la vida pensando en el pasado
    she spends all her time thinking about the past
    solo piensa en comer/divertirse
    all he thinks about is eating/having fun
    es mejor pensar en que todo saldrá bien
    it's better to believe o think that things will turn out all right in the end
    no quiero pensar en lo que habría ocurrido
    I don't even want to think o contemplate what would have happened

verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (creer, opinar) pensé que la habías olvidado
    I thought you had forgotten it
    pienso que no
    I don't think so
    pienso que sí
    I think so
    yo pienso que sí, que deberíamos ayudarla eso me hace pensar que quizás haya sido él
    that makes me think that perhaps it was him
    ¡tal como yo pensé!
    just as I thought!
    no vaya a pensar que somos unos malagradecidos
    I wouldn't want you thinking o to think that we're ungrateful
    no es tan tonto como piensas
    he's not as stupid as you think
    -esto se pone feo -pensó Juan
    this is getting unpleasant, thought Juan
    -es un estúpido -pensé para mis adentros
    he's so stupid, I thought to myself
    ¿qué piensas del divorcio?
    what do you think about divorce?
    what are your views on divorce?
    ¿qué piensas del nuevo jefe?
    what do you think of the new boss?
    1.2 (considerar)
    to think about
    aún no lo sé, lo pensaré
    I don't know yet, I'll think about it
    ¿sabes lo que estás haciendo? ¿lo has pensado bien?
    do you know what you're doing? have you thought it through o have you thought about it carefully o have you given it careful thought?
    piénsalo bien antes de decidir
    think it over before you decide
    pensándolo bien, no creo que pueda
    on second thought(s) o thinking about it, I don't think I can
    ¡pensar que ni siquiera nos dio las gracias …!
    to think he never even thanked us!
    solo de pensarlo me pongo a temblar
    just thinking about it makes me start trembling
    ¡ni pensarlo! or ¡ni lo pienses!
    no way! [familiar]
    not on your life! [familiar]
    no lo pienses dos veces
    don't think twice about it
    In Other Dictionaries
    Translate think about into German
    1.3
    (Colombia) (persona)
    to think about
    In Other Dictionaries
    Translate think about into German
  • 2 (tener la intención de)pensar + infinitivo
    to think of -ing
    tú no estarás pensando irte a vivir con él ¿no?
    you're not thinking of going to live with him, are you?
    ¿piensas ir?
    are you thinking of going?
    are you planning to go?
    no pienso esperar más de diez minutos
    I don't intend waiting o I don't intend to wait more than ten minutes
    tengo pensado hacerlo mañana
    I'm planning to do it tomorrow
    pensamos estar de vuelta antes del domingo
    we expect o plan to be back before Sunday
    mañana pensaba quedarme en casa
    I was thinking of staying at home tomorrow

also: pensarse verbo pronominal

  • (enfático) [familiar]
    (decisión/respuesta)
    to think about
    tómate unos días para pensártelo
    take a few days to think about it o to think it over
    aún no lo sé, me lo voy a pensar
    I don't know yet, I'm going to think about it
    esto hay que pensárselo dos veces
    this needs to be thought through o given some (careful) thought
    In Other Dictionaries
    Translate think about into German
Example sentences
  • Sé que cada uno de ustedes ya pensó un jardín en su cabeza.
  • No pienso escribir más sobre la política por un tiempo.
  • Es el momento de pensar mucho más y mejor.

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