In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(intellectual activity)pensamiento masculinemodern/Christian thought — el pensamiento moderno/cristiano
- thought process — proceso mental
- He was so deep in thought that he didn't notice that she'd gotten up and gone to the door.
- He was deep in thought when the doctor walked out of the emergency room and towards them.
- You are either in your room deep in thought, or you're sitting in the staircase daydreaming.
- Jake watched her slow, steady breathing, and sat deep in thought, elbows resting on his knees.
- Sliding down the trunk of the tree, he set Delilah on his lap and sat deep in thought.
- She stopped then, dabbed at her eyes, and seemed to be deep in thought for a long moment.
- Rather it is a place which reminds us that art is not just about the next big show but about contemplation and thought.
- She glanced over at Logan who was sitting on the bed staring out the window deep in thought.
- There is also a small statue of a child sitting with her arms around her knees deep in thought.
- He stood quietly in thought for a moment, then he handed me a little tube with a USB connector on one end.
- She was so deep in thought that at first she did not notice that she was sinking.
- They remained silent for a moment, munching on their lunches and each deep in thought.
- She was so deep in thought that she didn't notice the boy standing on the path before her.
- He pretended to consider that for a moment, tapping his fingers together as if deep in thought.
- The bigger problem is that Miles gives little credit to thought and imagination as makers of the nation.
- After retreating away from her, Keiran was silent for a moment, lost in thought.
- Doctor Conrad strolled over, deep in thought, and sat down on the bed at Danny's feet.
- As pipes and drums played a melancholy lament the Queen was deep in thought.
- She no longer seemed aware of her surroundings as she chewed absently on a nail as she sat deep in thought.
- This line of thought takes us rapidly to the idea that I can be happy doing any old thing.
1.2(deliberation)after much thought, I've decided that … — tras mucho pensarlo / tras reflexionar mucho sobre el asunto, he decidido que …
- a lot of thought went into this decision — se pensó / se reflexionó mucho antes de tomar esta decisión
- she put a lot of thought into the design — pensó mucho el diseño
- he never gives any thought to his appearance — no se preocupa para nada de su aspecto
- I'll give it some thought — lo pensaré
- I've never given it much thought — no me he detenido a pensarlo
- more thought needs to be given to … — hay que considerar más detenidamente …
- to be deep in thought — estar absorto en sus (or mis etc.) pensamientos
- to be lost in thought — estar ido
2.1(reflection)pensamiento masculineimpure thoughts — malos pensamientos masculine
- what are your thoughts on the matter? — ¿tú qué opinas al respecto?
- his thoughts were elsewhere — estaba pensando en otra cosa
- on second thought(s) — pensándolo bien
2.2(idea)idea feminineI've just had a thought — se me acaba de ocurrir una idea
- she hasn't got a thought in her head — es incapaz de pensar
- it was a kind thought to send her flowers — fue todo un detalle mandarle flores
- it's only a thought, but … — no sé, pero se me ocurre que …
- the thought crossed my mind that … — pensé que …
- the thought never even entered my head — ni se me pasó por la cabeza
- that thought had occurred to me as well — eso mismo se me había ocurrido a mí
- thought of sth
- the mere thought of food made her feel sick — le daban náuseas de solo pensar en comida
- he couldn't bear the thought of leaving them — la idea de abandonarlos se le hacía intolerable
- you must give up any thought of seeing him again — tienes que renunciar a la idea de volver a verlo
- the thought that — la idea deque
- the thought that it might have been me — la idea de que podría haber sido yo
- Claire smiled at the thought, remembering how they had a fight just the other day.
- On taking charge, he convened a series of team meetings at which he spelled out his thoughts and plans.
- He's got some interesting thoughts on algorithms, but seems stymied by issues of context.
- She turned back to go back to the living room when a sudden thought entered her mind.
- I began to consider crazy thoughts, such as whether we were in some strange power game.
- I have no doubt that this thought occurs to every undergrad at some time in their academic career.
- Ever since he had signed the letter of intent, thoughts of the merger had obsessed him.
- For some reason, all my thoughts of late have been of a political nature.
- James shook his head to clear it of distracting thoughts and concentrated on his job.
- That probably wasn't the thought going through his mind back in June, though.
- It gives me plenty of time to think, collect my thoughts and opinions, strike inspiration to write.
- It's hard for you to express ideas and thoughts, making conversations short.
- I was an average mess as a young man and I didn't really have a thought in my head worth reporting.
- That thought brought her attention to the navy school bag she still had on her back.
- I have all these stupid thoughts and ideas in my head and it's not worth having them.
- His first thought was that the president was bigger than he had imagined him to be.
- There is no evidence of apes having thoughts that they intentionally convey to others.
- It's a secret place to write down your thoughts and inner musings or just somewhere to record what you did each day.
- He smiled at the thought and turned his attention back to the screens below his face.
- He considered boiling an egg, and the thought made him check how much time he had to get to the airport.
2.3(concern, consideration)thought (for sb/sth)
- my first thought was for the baby — en lo primero que pensé fue en el bebé
- with no thought or without a thought for her own safety — sin pensar para nada en su propia seguridad
- without a thought for anyone else — sin consideración para con los demás
- Please don't think for a moment that we cover these events without the most careful thought.
- For a short time there was no thought for the testing path ahead of them as they laughed and joked like any household.
- Has the minister no thought for his personal dignity or the reputation of the parliament he leads?
- That part of the exchange kinda makes me think that he's given the idea some thought.
- Good paths are vital to a garden and deserve a lot of thought and attention.
- I read them with great pleasure but with little or no thought for the agony the poet has gone through.
- We wanted to find the root cause and got a clear picture that little thought had gone into packaging.
- Mostly, after careful thought and analysis, I come to the conclusion they get what they deserve.
- This does not mean pampering to their needs without thought and due consideration.
- The bridge will not be an eyesore as suggested because careful thought has been given to its design and position.
- After a lot of thought I have finally decided to hang up the pen so to speak.
- Victor is partying it up all over Europe, with little or no thought for Lauren.
- He said that just a bit of thought could help avoid temptation for the criminals.
- Five-star hotels are so called because a lot of thought and work goes into whatever they do.
- There may be a case for this with some of the higher dose procedures, but even here we would need to give it careful thought.
- I can see John puts a lot of thought into all his actions, in his preparations for matches or on the training ground.
- The teaching is second to none and the attention to detail and thought that goes into everything is just fantastic.
- We in the west need to give careful thought as to how we can reduce environmental pollution.
- You feel hurt and rejected by his ultimatum, which he has given without much thought for your feelings.
- Bilbao and Madrid were bombed with no thought for civilians or buildings.
- It's the sort of thing that needs much careful thought and contingency planning.
- This country appears to be pushing ahead with its own proposals with no thought for the rest of the world.
- Mr Hay said the hackers had spared no thought for his clients trying to trace old friends and colleagues.
- As you would expect, a lot of thought and care has gone into the construction of the glove.
- A lot of thought and effort has gone into preparing my equipment too.
- There were some other areas where careful thought and rule-reading were required.
- It is a very complicated system, has a lot of merit, but needs a lot of careful thought.
- You need to give some thought and consideration to the type of make-up you use.
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