Bedeutung von "think" - als Fremdsprache


verb uk us /θɪŋk/ (past tense and past participle thought)

A1 to have an opinion about something or someone:

Do you think it's going to rain?
[ + (that) ] I don't think that Emma will get the job (= I believe she will not get it).
What did you think of the film?
What do you think about modern art?

B1 to consider an idea or a problem:

He thought for a few seconds before answering.
You should think about where you want to live.

A1 to believe that something is true, or to expect that something will happen, although you are not sure:

I think she's called Joanna.
"Does this train stop at Oxford?" "Yes, I think so."
[ + (that) ] I never thought that I would see Steven again.
think about/of doing sth

A2 to consider doing something:

I'm thinking of moving to Sydney.
We thought about getting married, but decided not to.
think about/of sb/sth

B1 to use your mind to imagine a situation:

I'm sorry I can't be at the wedding, but I'll be thinking of you.
think of sth

B1 to use your imagination and intelligence to produce an idea, a solution to a problem, or an answer to a question:

When did you first think of the idea?
I need to think of a suitable response to this letter.
think a lot of sb/sth

A1 to admire someone, or to believe that something is good quality:

Simon thinks a lot of you, you know.
not think much of sb/sth

A1 to not like someone, or to believe that something is not good quality:

I don't think much of the food here.
I think

used to introduce a suggestion or explanation in order to be polite:

[ + (that) ] It's getting late - I think that we should go.
Who would have thought...?

used to express how surprising something is:

[ + (that) ] Who would have thought that buying a house could take so long!
→ See also think the world of sb

(Definition von "think verb" von Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)