Pensar

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El Pensador de Auguste Rodin en París

¡Buenos Días!

I have been thinking about the verb pensar (to think) a lot lately; specifically, when it is followed by a preposition.

Pensar can be used to talk about thinking.

     Pienso, luego existo.

(I think, therefore I am.)

Pensar can also be used to talk about plans, aims, intentions.

Rodrigo piensa ir al cine esta noche.

(Rodrigo plans to go to to the movies tonight.)

But, pensar can also followed by a preposition.

Pensar en means to think about or to think on.

Pienso en la película que vi anoche.

(I’m thinking about the movie I saw last night.)

Pensar de means to have an opinion about.

¿Qué piensas de la película?

(What is your opinion of the movie?)

Pensar que is used to express your opinion.

Pienso que el actor principal de la película tiene mucho talento.

(I think that the leading actor of the movie is very talented.)

As I was reading about the verb pensar at Word Reference, I came upon two idiomatic expressions that use pensar en to express daydreaming.

pensar en la imortalidad de la cangrejoto let one’s mind wander or to daydream

Cuando no tengo nada que hacer, pienso en la imortalidad de la cangrejo.

(When I don’t have anything to do, I let my mind wander/I daydream.)

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pensar en los huevos del gallo(to be daydreaming, to be miles away, to not be paying attention)

Siempre piensas en los huevos del gallo.

(You’re always daydreaming.)

Go to Pixton to see a comic strip about pensar en los huevos del gallo.  //www.pixton.com/mx/embed/yp42oxtw  It is written by mapi4298.  Click Here.

The verb pensar is a lot to think about, isn’t it?

¡Hasta Pronto!

 

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