Spanish Word of the Day
Thursday, April 24, 2014
pensar verb: to intend
  • In other Words of the Day we’ve seen that pensar can mean to think of or to think over. For instance:
    ¿Liliana, qué piensas de la propuesta? Liliana, what do you think of the suggestion?
    No estoy muy convencida. Lo voy a pensar. I’m not totally convinced. I’ll think it over.
  • You can also use pensar and the infinitive to say what you intend to do:
    ¿Liliana, qué piensas de la propuesta? Liliana, what do you think of the suggestion?
    No estoy muy convencida. Lo voy a pensar. I’m not totally convinced. I’ll think it over.
    Pienso seguir insistiendo. I intend to keep on trying.
    No pensaba salir. I wasn’t intending or planning to go out.
  • When you are determined not to do something, you put no or ni before the structure:
    ¿Liliana, qué piensas de la propuesta? Liliana, what do you think of the suggestion?
    No estoy muy convencida. Lo voy a pensar. I’m not totally convinced. I’ll think it over.
    Pienso seguir insistiendo. I intend to keep on trying.
    No pensaba salir. I wasn’t intending or planning to go out.
    No pienso volver a Cuba. I’ve no intention of going back to Cuba.
    ¡Ni pienso ir a su boda! You can be sure I won’t be going to her wedding!
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