In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1pensarpensar algowhy don't you think before you speak? — ¿por qué no piensas antes de hablar?
- think hard/carefully — piénsalo mucho/bien
- I did it without thinking — lo hice sin pensar
- just think! — ¡imagínate!
- it makes you think, doesn't it? — da que pensar / te hace pensar ¿no?
- to think aloud — pensar en voz alta
- to think for oneself — pensar por sí mismo
- to think again — pensarlo mejor
- you have to think big — tienes que proyectar las cosas a gran escala
- to think about sth — pensar en algo
- to think of sth/sb — pensar en algo/algn
- to think on sth
- I can't stop thinking about what happened/about him — no puedo dejar de pensar en lo que pasó/en él
- all you ever think about is money! — ¡sólo piensas en el dinero!
- I'll have to think about it — tendré que pensarlo
- it doesn't bear thinking about — mejor ni pensarlo
- I knew she was thinking about selling it — sabía que estaba pensando en venderlo
- think of a number — piensa (en) un número
- whatever were you thinking of when you bought it? — ¿(en) qué estabas pensando cuando lo compraste?
- think of the expense/me — piensa en el gasto/en mí
- you never think of the others — nunca piensas en los demás
- I hadn't thought of that — no se me había ocurrido eso
- come to think of it, I have one at home — ahora que lo pienso, yo tengo uno en casa
- just think of it: your name in lights! — ¡imagínate! ¡tu nombre en las marquesinas!
- think of what we could do with the money! — ¡imagínate lo que podríamos hacer con el dinero!
- you can't think of everything — no se puede estar en todo / en todos los detalles
- to think better of sth
- I was going to ask her but thought better of it — se lo iba a preguntar pero recapacité y cambié de idea
- to think twice — pensarlo dos veces
- she'll think twice before she's rude to me again — lo va a pensar dos veces / va a tener mucho cuidado antes de volver a faltarme al respeto
- think (well) on it — piénsalo / piénsatelo bien
- I know most of you are great people but please think of others when you light up your next cigarette.
- Make sure you have thought of the possible gains and losses if you took the leap.
- Nature, of course, thinks of everything and it seems that a nudibranch getting its own sperm or eggs is impossible.
- The tendency is to take what he wants, and act as he wants without thinking of the possible effect on others.
- Critics would also hope she seriously thinks about the wounds she will be reopening - and calls the play off.
- We need to think of possible legal complications in all sorts of routine situations.
2(intend, plan)to think of -ing — pensar + inf
- I was thinking of resigning, anyway — de todas formas, yo pensaba renunciar / tenía pensado renunciar
- what are you thinking of doing tonight? — ¿qué piensas hacer esta noche?
- Opinion: anyone who thinks of trying to track down these boys and commit some sort of revenge act against them is as low as any other perpetrator of violence.
- Recently, I've been thinking of doing a course with the Open University - which is probably a good thing to do.
- I was thinking of going light with some goodies, music and some games and paper to write and draw with.
- If you are thinking about setting up a course then you should think through these issues.
- Mr Lee said that reports suggested the Chancellor was thinking of a 6p rise on beer in the Budget.
- If you are thinking of gifting them, consider shelling out around a lakh of rupees or more.
- Sadly for me, nobody ever thought to test the damn thing on the Firth of Clyde on a Tuesday.
- The interior minister certainly wasn't thinking of creating a data graveyard.
- I asked if she ever considered the danger or thought of fleeing the aftershocks and the tumbling buildings.
- I'm thinking of creating a place here with links and reviews of site for kids.
- Any television producer thinking of developing the idea should first of all contact the author of the above, who will not be hard to deal with.
- This is an expense you might not have considered when thinking about moving to the seaside.
- Now I am about to start a clinical doctorate I am thinking of doing an art course.
- He said it will be of benefit to all clients thinking of developing R&D projects.
- There was a timber yard next door and someone thought to test the process on pine.
- She thinks of running away but realizes that it would be useless to try.
3.1(find, come up with)to think of
- can you think of anything better? — ¿se te ocurre algo mejor?
- I couldn't think of anything to say — no se me ocurrió qué decir
- he tried to think of an alternative — trató de encontrar una alternativa
- what will they think of next! — ¡ya no saben qué inventar!
- I thought of it first — se me ocurrió a mí primero
- The only thing we can think of is that they want to break the pattern [of agreements] in the industry.
- But for me, these remembrances are the best way I can think of to give you a sense of an age long gone.
- I can think of quite a lot of those in high places who, if they were to receive a good dose of Britishness, it would do them a power of good.
- The only acceptable reason I can think of is to bring attention to the fact that it was a life-long condition.
- Two years later she can think of no reason why anyone would do it - and neither can experienced detectives.
- I can think of no better example of perfect symbiosis of image and music.
- These types of Virus writers will use just about any occasion they can think of to act on computer users.
- I can think of worse things to be called than a journalist, but not many.
- He had done it since he was a kid, and had done it every way possible a human could think of.
- Whatever you can think of in the world of news and specialist information, they're in it in a big way.
- We have to come together as a team and try and think of the best possible way to find Jack.
- But today Matthew is the only person I can think of like that in that age range.
- My first sales call was to the biggest possible customer I could think of.
- It is possible to think of a number of ways in which reciprocity might sustain medical altruism.
- 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 two federal ministers whose basic approach to women journalists is to flirt.
- I can think of about half a dozen malcontents who would love a contest.
- High school is closer to the core of the American experience than anything else I can think of.
- Maybe I am of gifted intelligence and can think of more than one number at once.
- I can think of some cases where a marina actually adds to the beauty and charm of a place.
3.2to think of(remember)acordarse deI can't think of his name — no me puedo acordar de su nombre
4(have opinion)to think highly of sb — tener muy buena opinión de algn
- don't think badly of me — no pienses mal de mí
- he's very well thought of — lo tienen en muy buen concepto
- he thinks a lot of you — te aprecia mucho
- I don't think much of her boyfriend — no tengo muy buena impresión de su novio
- she thinks nothing of spending $500 in a restaurant — a ella no le parece nada extraordinario gastar 500 dólares en un restaurante
- think nothing of it — no tiene ninguna importancia
1(reflect, ponder)pensarwhat are you thinking? — ¿qué estás pensando?
- and to think that only yesterday he was saying ... — y pensar que ayer sin ir más lejos estuvo diciendo que ...
- (just) think what that would cost/how lucky we were — piensa (en) lo que costaría/la suerte que tuvimos
- think business! — ¡piensa como un hombre de negocios!
2(remember)I didn't think to look there/to ask him — no se me ocurrió mirar allí/preguntárselo
- I can't think where it was — no me puedo acordar de dónde estaba
- try to think who you gave it to — intenta acordarte de a quién se lo diste
3(suppose, imagine)pensarI thought you knew — pensé que lo sabías
- that's what youthink — eso es lo que tú crees / piensas
- what do you think you're doing? — ¿pero tú qué te crees?
- I thought I told you not to do that! — me parece que te dije que no hicieras eso ¿no?
- you'd have thought he'd have known better! — ¿quién se iba a imaginar que iba a ser tan tonto?
- who would have thought it? — ¿quién lo hubiera dicho / imaginado?
- anyone would think I was torturing her! — ¡cualquiera diría que la estoy torturando!
- who do you think you are? — ¿qué te crees?
- do you think you could help me? — ¿le importaría ayudarme?
- I can't think why he refused — no me explico / no entiendo por qué se negó
4(expect)pensarI thought you'd be there — pensé / creí que estarías allí
- we didn't think it would take so long — no pensamos que se iba a tardar tanto
- I'll help as well — I should think so (too)! — yo también ayudo — ¡me imagino que sí! / ¡pues faltaría más!
- she wouldn't accept the money — I should think not! — no quiso aceptar el dinero — ¡pues bueno fuera! / ¡no faltaba más!
5(indicating intention)we thought we'd eat out tonight — esta noche tenemos pensado salir a cenar
- I think I'll go to bed — bueno, me voy a acostar
6(believe)creerI think/I don't think it can be done — creo que se puede/no creo que se pueda hacer
- who do you think did it? — ¿quién te parece que lo hizo?
- he's thought to be 95 — se cree que tiene 95 años
- I think it unlikely — a mí me parece / yo lo veo poco probable
- I don't think a strike would achieve anything — yo no creo / a mí no me parece que con una huelga se vaya a lograr nada
- I think you'll find it's the only way — ya verá usted que es la única manera
- she's been cheating you — I thought as much — te ha estado engañando — ya me parecía / ya me lo imaginaba
- I thought him rude/pleasant — me pareció / lo encontré grosero/agradable
- will you be able to do it? — I think so/I don't think so — ¿vas a poder hacerlo? — creo que sí / me parece que sí/ creo que no / me parece que no
- will they give me the loan? — I rather think not — ¿me darán el préstamo? — me parece que no
1I'll have to have a think about it — tendré que pensarlo / pensármelo
- if you think that, you've got another think coming — si te crees eso estás muy equivocado
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