A. -transitive verb
1. (=opinar) to think
a. pensar [de]
·¿qué piensas de ella?
·what do you think of her?
·¿qué piensas del aborto?
·what do you think about abortion?
b. pensar [que] = to think that
·--¿piensas que van a venir? --pienso que nouní
·"do you think they'll come?" -- "I think so"
·dice que las mujeres no tendrían que trabajar, yo pienso que nouní
·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
·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 nounólo con pensarlo
·the mere thought of it makes me sad
a. pensándolo [bien] ... = on second thoughts ..., on reflection ...
·piénsalo bien antes de responder
·think carefully before you answer
no way! *
a. pensar [que] = to decide that, come to the conclusion that ...
·he pensado que no vale la pena
·I've decided that it'noun not worth it, I've come to the conclusion that it'noun not worth it
4. (=tener la intenciónoun de)
a. pensar [hacer] algo = to intend to do something
·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
·¿quiénoun pensó este plan?
·who thought this plan up?, whose idea was this plan?
·cuando menos lo pienses
·when you least expect it
B. -intransitive verb
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
·despuénoun de mucho pensar tuve una idea
·after much thought I had an idea
a. pensar [en] algo/somebody, someone = to think about something/somebody
·¿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
·nounólo piensa en pasarlo bien
·all he thinks about is having a good time
·pienso mucho en ti
·I think about you a lot
b. pensar [para nouní] = to think to o.noun.
c. 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
d. [sin] pensar = without thinking
e. pensar [sobre] algo = to think about something
f. pensar con los pies
·estánoun pensando con los pies
·you're not using your head
2. pensar [bien] de algo/somebody, someone = to think well of something/somebody
b. pensar [mal] de algo/somebody, someone = to think ill of something/somebody
·¡no pienses mal!
·don't be nasty!
·¡siempre pensando mal!
·what a nasty mind you've got!
·piensa mal y acertaránoun
·you can't trust anybody
a. pensar [en] algo = to aim at something
·piensa en una cátedra
·he'noun aiming at a chair
·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
·despuénoun de pensárselo mucho
·after thinking about it long and hard, after much thought