Translation of "think" - English-Spanish dictionary

think

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

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

creer
I think we’ve met before.
Do you think it’s going to rain?

A1 to have an opinion about something or someone

opinar
What did you think of the show?
I think it’s her best book so far.

B1 to use the brain to plan something, solve a problem, understand a situation, etc.

pensar
He thought for a few seconds before answering.
I was just thinking about Caroline when she called.

(Translation of “think” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

think

verb /θiŋk/ (past tense, past participle thought /θoːt/)

( often with about) to have or form ideas in one’s mind

pensar
Can babies think?
I was thinking about my mother.

to have or form opinions in one’s mind; to believe

pensar, creer
He thinks (that) the world is flat
What do you think of his poem?
What do you think about his suggestion?
He thought me very stupid.

to intend or plan (to do something), usually without making a final decision

pensar
I must think what to do
I was thinking of/about going to London next week.

to imagine or expect

pensar, imaginar, esperarse
I never thought to see you again
Little did he think that I would be there as well.
thinker noun

a person who thinks, especially deeply and constructively

pensador
He’s one of the world’s great thinkers.
-thought-out suffix

planned

planeado, concebido, pensado
a well-thought-out campaign.
think better of

to think again and decide not to; to reconsider

pensárselo mejor, repensarse algo
He was going to ask for more money, but he thought better of it.

to think that (someone) could not be so bad etc

tener mejor opinión/concepto de alguien
I thought better of you than to suppose you would do that.
think highly/well/badly etc of

to have a good, or bad, opinion of

tener en mucho/poco a alguien, tener muy buena/mala opinión de alguien
She thought highly of him and his poetry.
think little of / not think much of

to have a very low opinion of

tener en poco a alguien, tener mal concepto/mala opinión de alguien
He didn’t think much of what I had done
He thought little of my work.
think of phrasal verb

to remember to do (something); to keep in one’s mind; to consider

pensar en; tener en cuenta
You always think of everything!
Have you thought of the cost involved?

to remember

recordar, acordarse de
I couldn’t think of her name when I met her at the party.

( with would, should, not, never etc) to be willing to do (something)

pensar, pasársele a uno por la cabeza
I would never think of being rude to her
He couldn’t think of leaving her.
think out phrasal verb

to plan; to work out in the mind

planear, idear, tramar
He thought out the whole operation.
think over phrasal verb

to think carefully about; to consider all aspects of (an action, decision etc)

reflexionar
He thought it over, and decided not to go.
think twice (often with about)

to hesitate before doing (something); to decide not to do (something one was intending to do)

pensárselo dos veces
I would think twice about going, if I were you.
think up phrasal verb

to invent; to devise

inventar; concebir
It was Paul who thought up the idea of organizing a protest
He thought up a new process.
think the world of

to be very fond of

adorar, tener en grande estima
He thinks the world of his wife.

(Translation of “think” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)