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a       vt  
1    (=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  
2    (=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! *     
3    (=decidir)  
→ 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  
4    (=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  
5    (=concebir)   to think up  
¿quién pensó este plan?      who thought this plan up?, whose idea was this plan?  
6    (=esperar)  
cuando menos lo pienses      when you least expect it  
sin pensarlo      unexpectedly  
b       vi  
1    (=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  
3    (=aspirar)  
→ 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  
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
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penar, prensar, pesar, pensador

sin pensar exp.
without thinking

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Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
to decide that
come to the conclusion that ...
to think that
to intend to do sth
to think about sth
to think about sth/sb
to aim at sth
to think to o.s.
'pensar' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
sin pensar
pensar algo
pensar mucho
pensar seriamente
pensar seriamente
déjame pensar
pensar hacer algo
pensar hacer algo
pensar hacer algo
pensar en algo
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"pensar": examples and translations in context
Podrás pensar mejor tus errores en la oscuridad. You can think better about your mistakes in the dark.
Empezaba a pensar que no llegarías. I was beginning to think you weren't going to make it.
Deberías pensar en Alison cuando estés allí. You should think about Alison while you're there.
Muchas cosas que pensar y elegir. A bunch of things to think about and choose from.
Discúlpame por pensar que los discapacitados pueden ser amables. Well, excuse me for thinking the disabled can be helpful.
Lo entendí porque empecé a pensar. I figured it out because I started thinking.
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