Translation of think in Spanish:

think

pensar, v.

Pronunciation: /θɪŋk//θɪŋk/

intransitive verb

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    pensar
    (consider) pensar algo
    why 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 da miedo solo de 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
    • 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.
    • We need to think of possible legal complications in all sorts of routine situations.
    • Critics would also hope she seriously thinks about the wounds she will be reopening - and calls the play off.
    • Nature, of course, thinks of everything and it seems that a nudibranch getting its own sperm or eggs is impossible.
    • I know most of you are great people but please think of others when you light up your next cigarette.
    • If you are thinking of gifting them, consider shelling out around a lakh of rupees or more.
    • Now I am about to start a clinical doctorate I am thinking of doing an art course.
    • I asked if she ever considered the danger or thought of fleeing the aftershocks and the tumbling buildings.
    • There was a timber yard next door and someone thought to test the process on pine.
    • If you are thinking about setting up a course then you should think through these issues.
    • The interior minister certainly wasn't thinking of creating a data graveyard.
    • Recently, I've been thinking of doing a course with the Open University - which is probably a good thing to do.
    • This is an expense you might not have considered when thinking about moving to the seaside.
    • Mr Lee said that reports suggested the Chancellor was thinking of a 6p rise on beer in the Budget.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • She thinks of running away but realizes that it would be useless to try.
    • I was thinking of going light with some goodies, music and some games and paper to write and draw with.
    • He said it will be of benefit to all clients thinking of developing R&D projects.
    • I'm thinking of creating a place here with links and reviews of site for kids.
    • Sadly for me, nobody ever thought to test the damn thing on the Firth of Clyde on a Tuesday.
  • 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 tienes planeado hacer esta noche?
  • 3

    • 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
      • These types of Virus writers will use just about any occasion they can think of to act on computer users.
      • I can think of two federal ministers whose basic approach to women journalists is to flirt.
      • We have to come together as a team and try and think of the best possible way to find Jack.
      • He had done it since he was a kid, and had done it every way possible a human could think of.
      • But today Matthew is the only person I can think of like that in that age range.
      • 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 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 no better example of perfect symbiosis of image and music.
      • 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.
      • 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 worse things to be called than a journalist, but not many.
      • 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.
      • It is possible to think of a number of ways in which reciprocity might sustain medical altruism.
      • Whatever you can think of in the world of news and specialist information, they're in it in a big way.
      • Two years later she can think of no reason why anyone would do it - and neither can experienced detectives.
      • I can think of some cases where a marina actually adds to the beauty and charm of a place.

    • 3.2(remember)

      acordarse de
      I can't think of his name no me puedo acordar de su nombre

  • 4

    (have opinion)
    to think highly of sb tener a algn en muy buen concepto
    • 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 ella gasta 500 dólares en un restaurante como si tal cosa
    • think nothing of it no tiene ninguna importancia

transitive verb

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    (reflect, ponder)
    pensar
    what 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!
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    (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)
    pensar
    I 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! ¡uno hubiera pensado que no iba a ser tan tonto!
    • who would have thought it? ¿quién lo hubiera / habría pensado?
    • 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
  • 4

    (expect)
    pensar
    I 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
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    (believe)
    creer
    I 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
    • 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

noun

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    I'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