In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1pensarwhy 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?
- you have to think big — tienes que proyectar las cosas a gran escala
- to think about sth — pensar en algo
- 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 — (me) lo tendré que pensar
- I knew she was thinking about selling it — sabía que estaba pensando en venderlo
- to think of sth/sb — pensar en algo/algn
- 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
- 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 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
- to think on sth
- think (well) on it — piénsalo / piénsatelo bien
- Critics would also hope she seriously thinks about the wounds she will be reopening - and calls the play off.
- The tendency is to take what he wants, and act as he wants without thinking of the possible effect on others.
- 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.
- We need to think of possible legal complications in all sorts of routine situations.
- I know most of you are great people but please think of others when you light up your next cigarette.
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?
- Recently, I've been thinking of doing a course with the Open University - which is probably a good thing to do.
- Mr Lee said that reports suggested the Chancellor was thinking of a 6p rise on beer in the Budget.
- This is an expense you might not have considered when thinking about moving to the seaside.
- There was a timber yard next door and someone thought to test the process on pine.
- Sadly for me, nobody ever thought to test the damn thing on the Firth of Clyde on a Tuesday.
- I'm thinking of creating a place here with links and reviews of site for kids.
- 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.
- 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.
- She thinks of running away but realizes that it would be useless to try.
- 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.
- 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.
- If you are thinking of gifting them, consider shelling out around a lakh of rupees or more.
- 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.
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 — la idea fue mía
- I can think of two federal ministers whose basic approach to women journalists is to flirt.
- But for me, these remembrances are the best way I can think of to give you a sense of an age long gone.
- Maybe I am of gifted intelligence and can think of more than one number at once.
- He had done it since he was a kid, and had done it every way possible a human could think of.
- 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.
- Two years later she can think of no reason why anyone would do it - and neither can experienced detectives.
- These types of Virus writers will use just about any occasion they can think of to act on computer users.
- It is possible to think of a number of ways in which reciprocity might sustain medical altruism.
- High school is closer to the core of the American experience than anything else I can think of.
- The only acceptable reason I can think of is to bring attention to the fact that it was a life-long condition.
- My first sales call was to the biggest possible customer I could think of.
- I can think of about half a dozen malcontents who would love a contest.
- We have to come together as a team and try and think of the best possible way to find Jack.
- 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.
- I can think of worse things to be called than a journalist, but not many.
- Whatever you can think of in the world of news and specialist information, they're in it in a big way.
- I can think of some cases where a marina actually adds to the beauty and charm of a place.
- I can think of no better example of perfect symbiosis of image and music.
- The only thing we can think of is that they want to break the pattern [of agreements] in the industry.
- But today Matthew is the only person I can think of like that in that age range.
3.2to think of(remember)acordarse deI can't think of his name — no me puedo acordar de su nombre
4(have opinion)don't think badly of me — no pienses mal de mí
- he's very well thought of — lo tienen en muy buen concepto
- I don't think much of her boyfriend — no tengo muy buena impresión de su novio
1.1(reflect, ponder)pensarwhat are you thinking? — ¿qué estás pensando?
- (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!
- Here we find him as a mind thinking deeply on problems Pakistanis are faced with.
- Natural selection did not design our minds to think directly about how best to pass on our genes.
- I took a moment to read what his mind is thinking, but he quickly guarded his thoughts.
- There are two people in this known universe who know what my conspiracy-laden mind is thinking.
- Frequently, the best solutions are arrived at by thinking outside the standard approach.
- I thought always of death, and therefore I had only one sorrow: the certainty of having to die.
- Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams.
- In my mind I was thinking ahead all the time whereas I should have been taking advantage of the situation that I was in at the time.
- Such is the methodology of the mind… it thinks not of perils when enticed by joy.
- At a time when scripts are written with ‘stars’ in mind, Bhadran thinks differently.
- My mind thinks like a person who's born in 65 and lived in the 70s and 80s.
- The adrenaline kept you going, made sure your mind was thinking quickly.
- They need to learn mental disciplines - to think, to count and to ask questions.
- The more you understand why something has turned out the way it has, the more you can empathise and think with an open mind.
- Creative minds think at the speed of lightning but the fingers move as any average digits would!
- He sat back for a moment, thinking, prodding with his mind towards any intention the man might have.
- If you have too much time on your hands to think, eventually your mind will create problems.
- I just sat in my chair for a few moments, my mouth silent, my mind thinking.
- With this in mind, let us think for a moment about the surface of a sphere.
- He hadn't cast it a second thought for years but rediscovering the old treasure set his mind thinking.
1.2(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
2.1(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! — ¿no te dije que no hicieras eso?
- you'd have thought he'd have known better! — ¡uno hubiera pensado que no iba a ser tan tonto!
- who would have thought it? — ¿quién lo iba a decir?
- anyone would think I was torturing her! — ¡cualquiera diría que la estoy torturando!
- who do you think you are? — ¿quién te crees que eres?
- 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
- She should leave Bolton and move somewhere else if she thinks the situation is that bad.
- He thinks the situation will get worse when Swindon Council takes over illegal parking enforcement from the police.
- I have no idea why she would think that associating with those people is a good thing.
- But at their recent meeting, members said they thought the situation was getting better.
- He's an end-of-the-century phenom and I can imagine some people thinking he was the best of the last hundred years.
- Forty tonnes of marine diesel are still thought to be on board the sunken vessel.
- We have a good idea what facts the judge would have summed up had he thought the situation required it.
- The only area where technology is thought to play its part is in the realm of communications.
- Secondly did it mislead the prosecution into thinking the case against him was stronger than it was.
- Of course not and just think of the massive amount of money we would gain and how much red tape we would lose.
- The spokeswoman said that the settlement was thought to have happened above a drain.
- He somehow thinks his case is enhanced by insulting the Ohio law enforcement system.
- The arrest is not thought to be a significant development in the hunt for the double killer.
- Not everyone thinks the situation will be that dire, though.
- Inquiries are continuing into the cause of the blaze but it is not thought to be suspicious.
- But nobody thinks that idea worth fighting a war over.
- I think every individual situation is just a little different though they have generalities.
- He thinks television situation comedy is garbage and only agrees when the network promises him his own special, a promise which the network reneges upon.
- Although the cause is still being investigated it is not thought to be suspicious.
- The danger is that people in the city will think the current situation is just another to add to the list.
- I think some situations can and should be treated with a bit more of a diplomatic approach!
2.2(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!
2.3(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
3(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 crees 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
- 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
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