German translation of 'thought'
past participle of verb
- of think
- (no plural)
⇒ to be lost in thought
ganz in Gedanken sein
- (= idea, opinion)
⇒ that's a thought!(= amazing)
man stelle sich das mal vor!(= problem to be considered),
das ist wahr!(= good idea),
das ist eine (gute) Idee or ein guter Gedanke
⇒ don't give it another thought
machen Sie sich dat keine Gedanken darüber(= forget it),
denken Sie nicht mehr daran
⇒ it's the thought that counts, not how much you spend
es kommt nur auf die Idee an, nicht auf den Preis
- (no plural) (= care, consideration)
⇒ to give some thought to sth
sich dat Gedanken über etw acc machen
⇒ after much thought
nach langer Überlegung or langem Überlegen
⇒ I never gave it a moment's thought
ich habe mir nie darüber Gedanken gemacht
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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Word forms:thought, past tense, past participle
⇒ to think to oneself
sich dat denken
⇒ think before you speak
denk nach or überleg, bevor du sprichst
⇒ to act without thinking
unüberlegt handeln(= stupidly also),
⇒ think again!
denk noch mal nach
⇒ it makes you think
es macht or stimmt einen nachdenklich
⇒ I need time to think
ich brauche Zeit zum Nachdenken
⇒ it's so noisy you can't hear yourself think
bei so einem Lärm kann doch kein Mensch denken
⇒ now let me think
lass (mich) mal überlegen or nachdenken
⇒ it's a good idea, don't you think?
es ist eine gute Idee, findest or meinst du nicht auch?
⇒ just think
stellen Sie sich dat bloß mal vor
⇒ listen, I've been thinking, ...
hör mal, ich habe mir überlegt ...
⇒ sorry, I just wasn't thinking
Entschuldigung, da habe ich geschlafen (inf)
⇒ you just didn't think, did you?
da hast du dir nichts gedacht, oder?
⇒ you just don't think, do you?(about consequences)
was denkst du dir eigentlich?
- (= believe)
- (= be of opinion also)
⇒ I think you'll find I'm right
ich glaube or denke, Sie werden zu der Überzeugung gelangen, dass ich recht habe
⇒ well, I THINK it was there!
nun, ich glaube zumindest, dass es da war!
⇒ and what do you think? asked the interviewer
und was meinen Sie? fragte der Interviewer
⇒ I think you'd better go
ich denke, Sie gehen jetzt besser
⇒ I think so
ich denke or glaube schon
⇒ I think so too
das meine or denke ich auch
⇒ I don't think so,
⇒ I shouldn't think so,
⇒ I think not
ich denke or glaube nicht
⇒ I should think so!
das will ich (aber) auch gemeint haben
⇒ I should think not!
das will ich auch nicht hoffen
⇒ I hardly think that ...
ich glaube kaum, dass ...
⇒ one would have thought there was an easier answer
man sollte eigentlich meinen, dass es da eine einfachere Lösung gäbe
⇒ what do you think I should do?
was soll ich Ihrer Meinung nach tun?
⇒ I think I'll go for a walk
ich glaube, ich mache einen Spaziergang
⇒ do you think you can manage?
glauben Sie, dass Sie es schaffen?
⇒ I was thinking (to myself) how ill he looked
ich dachte mir (im Stillen), dass er sehr krank aussah
⇒ I never thought to ask you
ich habe gar nicht daran gedacht, Sie zu fragen
⇒ I didn't think to see you here
ich hätte nicht gedacht or erwartet, Sie hier zu treffen
⇒ I thought as much,
⇒ I thought so
das habe ich mir schon gedacht
- (= believe)
- (= consider) you must think me very rude
Sie müssen mich für sehr unhöflich halten
⇒ I wouldn't have thought it possible
das hätte ich nicht für möglich gehalten
- (= imagine)
sich dat denken,
sich dat vorstellen
⇒ I don't know what to think
ich weiß nicht, was ich davon halten soll
⇒ that's what you think!
⇒ that's what he thinks
hat der eine Ahnung! (inf)
⇒ who do you think you are!
für wen hältst du dich eigentlich?
⇒ anyone would think he was dying
man könnte beinahe glauben, er läge im Sterben
⇒ who would have thought it?
wer hätte das gedacht?
⇒ to think that she's only ten!
wenn man bedenkt, dass sie erst zehn ist
- have a think about it and let me know
denken Sie mal darüber nach, und geben Sie mir dann Bescheid
⇒ to have a good think
Example Sentences Including 'think'
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Where do you think investors will make the most money?Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Who in business would think that makes sense?Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We have to think about the issues that result from that.Computing (2010)
Another thing to think about is the artificial light you will use.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
If they think you are just there as a spy, getting their trust is very difficult.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Just think of his chicken brick and his pasta bowls.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
She says she had to think about each one long and hard.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Time to light the pipe and have a good hard think.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
When you are booking a removal van think carefully about what day you want to move.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
When you wake up and are always happy and think positive thoughts, you have already won.The Sun (2015)
Will he be able to think of another name as exciting as those two?Times, Sunday Times (2016)
You do think more carefully about spending when you see it diminishing.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
You shall let me think of you as happy.Daniel Deronda (1876)
But he knows there are also those who think this particular dog has had his day.The Sun (2010)
Do you think their discipline let them down?Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He probably thought the only alternative was to cry.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
I don't have time to think any negative thoughts.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
If you come to a team like this and think of another game it would be strange.The Sun (2013)
Our job is to get the players we think are good for us.The Sun (2015)
The players and the fans at the stadium think the same way.The Sun (2016)
They think the only way to play badly is to provoke you.The Sun (2012)
You have to think your way through the game.The Sun (2012)
He thought of something and decided not to say it.Tuning the Rig: A Journey to the Arctic (1990)
Light a candle and try to think pure thoughts.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
We pretty much agree about what we think is funny.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
If he comes back stronger it is scary to think how good he is going to be.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Instead people think there was something in it.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
That would make them think twice about parking illegally.The Sun (2008)
The officer said that she would advise other women to think carefully before considering a career within the union.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They probably thought it wasn't worth the bother.The Sun (2012)
We all need to think about what that really means.The Sun (2014)
We tried to think Britain was just an aberration.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
What makes him think they would let him in?The Sun (2010)
People in the know think something else might be up.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We may begin with some examples of actions that depend on particular ways of thinking.Choice, Rationality, and Social Theory (1988)
'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
Translation of thought from the Collins English to German Dictionary