Spanish translation of 'thinking'
- (= ideas, opinions)
⇒ the new direction of Tyler's thinking
el nuevo enfoque en el pensamiento or las ideas de Tyler
⇒ we are so alike in our thinking
pensamos de una forma tan parecida
⇒ he hoped we would come round to his way of thinking
esperaba que al final terminaríamos pensando como él
⇒ to my way of thinking
en mi opinión,
bajo mi punto de vistagood thinking!
⇒ the thinking behind the campaign
la línea de pensamiento en la que se basa la campaña
- (= activity)
⇒ I've done some thinking
he estado pensando
⇒ I'll have to do some serious thinking
voy a tener que pensar or reflexionar seriamente
see also lateral, wishful
- (= ability to think)
- [person, machine]
⇒ it is obvious to any thinking person
resulta obvio para cualquier persona inteligente
⇒ the thinking mind
la mente racional
idiom: to put on one's thinking cap
estrujarse el cerebro (inf)
Example Sentences Including 'thinking'
Thinking about the future you want instead of dwelling on the past puts you on the road to success.The Sun (2012)
Thinking of booking a summer holiday?Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Trends of 'thinking'
Extremely Common. thinking is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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- (= exercise mind)
- (= ponder)
⇒ I think, therefore I am
pienso, luego existo
⇒ give me time to think
dame tiempo para reflexionar
⇒ to act without thinking
actuar sin pensar
⇒ think before you reply
piénselo antes de contestar
⇒ I'm sorry, I wasn't thinking
lo siento, estaba distraído
⇒ now let me think, where did I last see it?
a ver, déjame pensar, ¿cuándo lo vi por última vez?to think about sth (= occupy one's thoughts with)
pensar en algo(= consider)
⇒ what are you thinking about?
¿en qué estás pensando?
⇒ you've given us a lot to think about
nos ha dado mucho en que pensar
⇒ I'll think about it
lo voy a pensar
⇒ it's worth thinking about
vale la pena de pensarlo
⇒ you think too much about money
le das demasiada importancia al dinerowhat he said made me think again
lo que dijo hizo que me lo volviera a pensar
⇒ did you think I was going to give you the money? well, think again!
¿creíste que iba a darte el dinero? ¡vamos, piensa un poco!to think aloud
pensar en voz altathink carefully before you reply
piénsalo bien antes de responderto think for o.s.
pensar por sí mismoto think (long and) hard
pensar muchoI think of you always or I am always thinking of you
pienso constantemente en ti
⇒ I'll be thinking of you
me acordaré de ti
⇒ think of me tomorrow in the exam
acuérdate de mí mañana, haciendo el examento think straight
concentrarseto think twice before doing sth
pensar algo dos veces antes de hacerlo
⇒ we didn't think twice about it
no vacilamos un instante
- (= exercise mind)
- (= imagine)
¡te das cuenta!think of the expense
imagínate lo que costaría
⇒ think of what might have happened!
¡piensa en lo que podía haber ocurrido!and to think of her going there alone!
¡y pensar que ella fue allí sola!
- (= remember)
⇒ you can't think of everything
no se puede estar en todo
⇒ now I come to think of it ...
ahora que lo pienso ...
⇒ I couldn't think of the right word
no pude acordarme de la palabra exacta
- (= have opinion)
see what you think about it and let me know
piénsalo y dime luego tu opiniónI didn't think much of the play
la obra no me convenció,
la obra no me gustó mucho
⇒ we don't think much of him
tenemos un concepto más bien bajo de élwhat do you think of it?
¿qué te parece?
⇒ what do you think of him?
¿qué opinas de él?,
¿qué te parece (él)?
⇒ to think highly of sb
tener muy buena opinión de algn,
tener a algn en muy buen conceptoI told him what I thought of himsee also well1 (sense 1)
le dije lo que pensaba de él
- (= consider, take into account)
⇒ to think of other people's feelings
pensar en or tener en cuenta los sentimientos de los demás
⇒ one has to think of the expense
hay que pensar en lo que se gasta
⇒ there are the children to think about
hay que pensar en los niños
⇒ he thinks of nobody but himself
no piensa más que en sí mismo
⇒ to think of(= wonder about, dream up)
⇒ I thought of going to Spain
pensé en ir a España
⇒ have you ever thought of going to Cuba?
¿has pensado alguna vez en ir a Cuba?
⇒ don't you ever think of washing?
¿no se te ocurre alguna vez lavarte?
⇒ whatever were you thinking of?
¿cómo se te ocurrió hacer eso?
⇒ I was the one who thought of it first
fui yo quien tuve la idea primero
⇒ whatever will he think of next?
¡a ver qué es lo que se le ocurre ahora!
- (= choose)
⇒ think of a number
piensa en un número
- (= cogitate)
pensarto think great thoughts
pensar cosas profundas,
tener pensamientos profundos
⇒ to think evil thoughts
tener malos pensamientosthink what you've done
piense en lo que hizo
- (= believe)
⇒ I think (that) it is true
creo que es verdad
⇒ I don't think it can be done
no creo que se pueda hacer
⇒ you must think me very rude
va a creer que soy muy descortés
⇒ we all thought him a fool
lo teníamos todos por idiota
⇒ he thinks himself very clever
se cree muy listo
⇒ I don't think it likely
lo creo or me parece muy poco probable
⇒ I think (that) you're wrong
me parece que estás equivocadoshe's very pretty, don't you think?
es muy guapa, ¿no crees?
⇒ he'll be back, I don't think!(informal)
¿que volverá? ¡no creo!I think not
creo que noI think so
creo que sí,
me parece que sí
⇒ I don't think so
creo que nonow I don't know what to think
ahora estoy en duda
⇒ what do you think I should do?
¿qué crees que debo hacer?
⇒ what do you think you're doing?
¿se puede saber lo que estás haciendo?who do you think you are?
¿quién te crees que eres?
⇒ who do you think you are to come marching in here?
y tú ¿qué derecho crees tener para entrar aquí tan fresco?anyone would think she was dying
cualquiera diría que se estaba muriendo
⇒ I would have thought that ...
hubiera creído que ...that's what you think!
¡(que) te crees tú eso!
- (= imagine)
⇒ think what we could do with that house!
¡imagina lo que podríamos hacer con esa casa!
⇒ to think she once slept here!
¡pensar que ella durmió aquí una vez!I can't think what he can want
no me puedo imaginar qué quiere
⇒ I can't think what you mean
no llego a entender lo que quieres decirI thought as much
ya me lo figuraba,
ya lo sabíaI never thought that ...
nunca pensé or imaginé que ...who'd have thought it?
¿quién lo diría?
⇒ who'd have thought it possible?
¿quién se lo hubiera imaginado?
- (= remember)
⇒ try to think where you last saw it
intenta recordar dónde lo viste por última vez
- (= be of opinion)
⇒ this is my new dress, what do you think?
este es mi vestido nuevo, ¿qué te parece? or ¿qué opinas?
⇒ I think we should wait, what do you think?
creo que deberíamos esperar, ¿qué opinas?
- (= envisage, have idea)
⇒ I was thinking that ...
estaba pensando que ...
⇒ did you think to bring a corkscrew?
¿te acordaste de traer un sacacorchos?
⇒ I didn't think to tell him
no se me ocurrió decírselo
⇒ I thought/I'd thought I might go swimming
pensé/había pensado en ir a nadar
- (= expect)
⇒ I didn't think to see you here
no pensaba or esperaba verte aquí
⇒ I came here thinking to get some answers
vine aquí pensando que obtendría or esperando recibir algunas respuestas
⇒ I never thought to hear that from you
nunca pensé que te oiría decir eso,
nunca esperé oírte decir esowe little thought that ...
estábamos lejos de pensar que ..."is she going?" — "I should/shouldn't think so"
—¿va a ir? —yo diría que sí/no
⇒ "I paid him for it" — "I should think so too!"
—se lo he pagado —¡faltaría más!
⇒ to have a thinkI'll have a think about it
lo pensaréI was just having a quiet think
idiom: if you think that, you've got another think coming (informal)
si crees eso, te equivocas
Example Sentences Including 'think'
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)