French translation of 'thought'
past tense of verb or past participle of verb
1. (= idea) pensée f ⧫ idée f
The thought never crossed my mind. L’idée ne m’est jamais passée par la tête. ⧫ Cette pensée ne m’est jamais passée par la tête.
I’ve just had a thought. Je viens de penser à quelque chose.
Just the thought of eggs makes me shiver. Rien que de penser à des œufs me donne la chair de poule.
It was a nice thought, thank you. C’est gentil de ta part, merci.
2. (= act of thinking) pensée f
to be deep in thought être plongé(e) dans ses pensées ⧫ être absorbé(e) dans ses pensées
to be lost in thought être plongé(e) dans ses pensées ⧫ être absorbé(e) dans ses pensées
after much thought après mûre réflexion
to give sth some thought réfléchir à qch
3. (= act of kindness)
what a kind thought! comme c’est gentil !
4. (= intention) idée f
Her one thought was to get back with Derek. Sa seule idée était de retourner avec Derek.
5. (= way of thinking) pensée f
Western thought la pensée occidentale
thoughts plural noun
(= opinions) opinion f
What are your thoughts on that? Quelle est votre opinion ? ⧫ Quel est votre avis là-dessus ?
(= mind) pensées fpl
My thoughts started to wander. Je commençais à partir dans des rêveries. ⧫ Je commençais à avoir l’esprit ailleurs.
Our thoughts were on Christmas. Nos pensées allaient vers Noël.
to have suicidal thoughts avoir des idées de suicide
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Example Sentences Including 'thought'
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Some historians preserve the thoughts of the past and some use them for their own ends.The Times Literary Supplement (2008)
Thought still hangs deep in the green trees.The Times Literary Supplement (2011)
Much thought was given to the timing of his appearance.Paul VI - The First Modern Pope (1993)
Much thought has been given to how funds will close deficits before they lie down and die.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
If you are clear and engaged with the language that expresses your thought, it will have clarity.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It gives me half an hour with just my own thoughts.The Sun (2014)
It is a week to move your thoughts up a notch and into the realms of practicality.The Sun (2016)
My mother thought that would be very disruptive.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Open your heart to let negative thoughts float away and a new phase can begin.The Sun (2016)
They are classics of political thought.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
This thought will always cheer when all else fails.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Try swapping any negative thoughts for positive ones.The Sun (2012)
What this means is that thought turns genes on or off.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Your thoughts go deep and you find a way to talk and listen that really encourages others.The Sun (2016)
The only completely awful thing was the thought of a person in a box.A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990 (1990)
He has cleared his mind of other thoughts and he's ready to go.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He is always in our thoughts.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
We are getting to know his thoughts on things.The Sun (2009)
Yet he did watch training yesterday with that thought in mind.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
His thoughts on the subject are crystal clear and unexpected.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
She likes her thoughts to be organised.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
They are all just thoughts online, now.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Up to this time she had put no deep thought into what marriage meant.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Your mind is trapped in a habitual cycle of negative thoughts.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
It is easy to see why some students may find the thought of paying back student loans overwhelming.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
People don't very often write down their thoughts and intention.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
We have but one thought: revolution in our hearts.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
With no thought given to us or the demonstrators that day.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
You could just say:'It was a really kind thought.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We should spare a thought for the prisoners too.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Thoughts of this kind probably prolong the condition.Coming Off Tranquillizers and Sleeping Pills (1991)
You can write your thoughts and ideas and send them out through a blog within minutes.Christianity Today (2000)
The implications of such a model for political thought and social change remain unclear.The Past is Before Us - feminism in action since the 1960s (1989)
Yet we also know that we are conscious, and that we have a rich internal mental life of thoughts and feelings.The Descent of Mind - the how and why of intelligence (1990)
You are able to express your thoughts clearly and openly.Why Am I Afraid to be Assertive? (1994)
Trends of 'thought'
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'thought' in Other Languages
British English: thought /θɔːt/ NOUN
A thought is an idea or opinion.
I hate the thought of someone suffering.
- American English: thought
- Arabic: فِكْرَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: pensamento
- Chinese: 思想
- Croatian: misao
- Czech: myšlenka
- Danish: tanke
- Dutch: gedachte
- European Spanish: pensamiento
- Finnish: ajattelu
- French: pensée
- German: Gedanke
- Greek: σκέψη
- Italian: pensiero
- Japanese: 思考
- Korean: 생각
- Norwegian: tanke
- Polish: myśl
- European Portuguese: pensamento
- Romanian: gând
- Russian: мысль
- Spanish: pensamiento
- Swedish: tanke
- Thai: ความคิด
- Turkish: düşünce
- Ukrainian: думка
- Vietnamese: sự suy nghĩ
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Translation of thought from the Collins English to French Dictionary