(=opinar) to think
→ pensar de
¿qué piensas de ella? what do you think of her?
¿qué piensas del aborto? what do you think about abortion?
→ pensar que to think that
--¿piensas que van a venir? --pienso que sí "do you think they'll come?" -- "I think so"
dice que las mujeres no tendrían que trabajar, yo pienso que sí he says women shouldn't work, I think they should
yo pienso que no I don't think so
(=considerar) to think about, think over
lo pensaré I'll think about it, I'll think it over
esto es para pensarlo this needs thinking about o careful consideration
lo pensó mejor she thought better of it
me pongo triste sólo con pensarlo the mere thought of it makes me sad
→ pensándolo bien ... on second thoughts ..., on reflection ...
piénsalo bien antes de responder think carefully before you answer
¡ni pensarlo! no way! *
→ pensar que to decide that, come to the conclusion that ...
he pensado que no vale la pena I've decided that it's not worth it, I've come to the conclusion that it's not worth it
(=tener la intención de)
→ pensar hacer algo to intend to do sth
pienso seguir insistiendo I intend to keep on trying
no pensaba salir I wasn't intending o planning to go out
no pienso volver a Cuba I have no intention of going back to Cuba
no pienso decir nada I won't be saying anything
(=concebir) to think up
¿quién pensó este plan? who thought this plan up?, whose idea was this plan?
cuando menos lo pienses when you least expect it
sin pensarlo unexpectedly
(=tener ideas) to think
eso me hace pensar that makes me think
quieren imponer su forma de pensar they want to impose their way of thinking
después de mucho pensar tuve una idea after much thought I had an idea
→ pensar en algo/algn to think about sth/sb
¿en qué piensas? what are you thinking about?
estaba pensando en ir al cine esta tarde I was thinking of going to the cinema this evening
sólo piensa en pasarlo bien all he thinks about is having a good time
pienso mucho en ti I think about you a lot
→ pensar para sí to think to o.s.
→ dar que pensar
el hecho de que no llamara a la policía da que pensar the fact that she didn't call the police makes you think
un reportaje que da que pensar a thought-provoking article
dar que pensar a la gente to set people thinking, arouse suspicions
→ sin pensar without thinking
→ pensar sobre algo to think about sth
MODISMOS pensar con los pies
estás pensando con los pies you're not using your head
2 → pensar bien de algo/algn to think well of sth/sb
→ pensar mal de algo/algn to think ill of sth/sb
¡no pienses mal! don't be nasty!
¡siempre pensando mal! what a nasty mind you've got!
REFRANES piensa mal y acertarás : you can't trust anybody
→ pensar en algo to aim at sth
piensa en una cátedra he's aiming at a chair
c pensarse vpr
piénsatelo think it over
tienes nueve días para pensártelo you have nine days to think it over o to think about it
sin pensárselo dos veces without a second thought
después de pensárselo mucho after thinking about it long and hard, after much thought
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