Un sustantivo es una palabra que se refiere a una persona, un animal, un lugar, un sentimiento o una idea (p.ej. hombre, perro, casa).
1. (opinión)
a. el pensamiento
(m) significa que un sustantivo es de género masculino (p.ej. el hombre, el sol).
His last thought was that it had been a mistake.Su último pensamiento fue que había sido un error.
b. la idea
(f) significa que un sustantivo es de género femenino (p.ej. la mujer, la luna).
I just had a thought. Let's go on vacation!Acabo de tener una idea. ¡Vayámonos de vacaciones!
c. la reflexión
(f) significa que un sustantivo es de género femenino (p.ej. la mujer, la luna).
After much thought, we decided not to marry.Después de mucha reflexión, decidimos no casarnos.
2. (propósito)
a. la intención
(f) significa que un sustantivo es de género femenino (p.ej. la mujer, la luna).
It's the thought that counts, as the saying goes.La intención es lo que cuenta, como dice el refrán.
3. (preocupación)
a. la atención
(f) significa que un sustantivo es de género femenino (p.ej. la mujer, la luna).
You need to give some thought to how you treat people.Debes prestar atención a la manera en que tratas a la gente.
b. la consideración
(f) significa que un sustantivo es de género femenino (p.ej. la mujer, la luna).
The teacher taught his classes with little thought for the students.El profesor impartió sus clases con poca consideración para los alumnos.
4. (ideología)
a. el pensamiento
(m) significa que un sustantivo es de género masculino (p.ej. el hombre, el sol).
Western thought supports the ideology of individualism.El pensamiento occidental apoya la ideología del individualismo.
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1. pensamiento (m) (thinking); idea (f) (idea)
  • that's or there's a thought! ¡qué buena idea!
  • it's quite a thought! ¡sería genial!; (pleasant) ¡sería horrible! (unpleasant)
  • what a kind thought! ¡qué detalle tan amable!
  • the mere thought of it sólo (de) pensar en ello
  • I didn't give it another thought no me lo pensé dos veces
  • what are your thoughts on the matter? ¿qué es lo que piensas del asunto?
2. reflexión (f) (reflection)
  • after much thought tras mucho reflexionar
  • to give a great deal of thought to something reflexionar mucho sobre algo
  • she was deep or lost in thought estaba sumida en sus pensamientos
3. (intention)
  • I had no thought of offending you no tenía intención de ofenderte
  • you must give up all thought(s) of seeing him olvida la idea de verlo
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thought [θɔːt]
1 (mental activity) pensamiento (m)
By watching what you eat you can control your moods, memory efficiency, energy levels and clarity of thought throughout the day he lacks clarity of thought squid change their body colours by the power of thought miracles can be achieved through /the power of thought/
2 (philosophy) pensamiento (m)
Aristotle's scientific theories dominated Western thought for fifteen hundred years
Western thought el pensamiento occidental
3 (cogitation) pensamiento (m)
you need to free your mind of negative thoughts tienes que despejar los malos pensamientos de tu mente
I want to be alone with my thoughts I jumped to my feet so my thoughts wouldn't start to wander my first thought was that something had happened to my dad
to collect one's thoughts ordenar sus pensamientos or ideas
slowly, with frequent pauses to collect her thoughts and marshal her facts, Eve recounted the story of her experiences this gives you time to gather your thoughts and calm down she'd been feeling lethargic, light-headed, unable to gather her thoughts coherently for the past few days
to be deep in thought estar ensimismado; estar absorto en sus pensamientos
my thoughts were elsewhere estaba pensando en otra cosa
to gather one's thoughts ordenar sus pensamientos or ideas
he was always in her thoughts lo tenía or llevaba siempre en el pensamiento
to be lost in thought estar ensimismado; estar absorto en sus pensamientos
Alice had been so deep in thought that she had walked past her car without even seeing it
he pushed the thought from his mind se obligó a dejar de pensar en ello; borró la idea de su mente
4 (consideration)
after much thought después de mucho pensarlo or pensarlo mucho; a lot of thought went into the work se dedicó mucho tiempo a pensar en el trabajo
after much thought I decided to end my marriage after giving our predicament some thought, he said he had a proposal to [give] sth some thought
I'll give it some thought over the next few days lo pensaré durante los próximos días
I've given it a lot of thought lo he pensado mucho; I didn't give it another thought no volví a pensar en ello; don't give it another thought no te preocupes; no lo pienses más
"Listen, I'm phoning to say I'm sorry." - " Don't give it another thought, Adrian," she said having given it a lot of thought, I've decided to start my own business I gave it no thought I've given little thought to the subject to [spare] a thought for sb/sth take time to consider (the plight of) others
spare a thought for the homeless at Christmas acuérdese de la gente sin hogar en Navidad
you must [take] thought for the future [without a] [with no] thought for sth/sb she read the letter aloud, without a thought for our feelings
5 (concern)
his first thought was always for other people siempre pensaba primero en los demás
her first thought was to get to a telephone
with no thought for o.s. sin pensar en sí mismo
with no thought of reward sin pensar en una recompensa
they visit people in hospital in their spare time, with no thought of reward for it
6 (intention) intención (f)
they had no thought of surrender no tenían ninguna intención de rendirse; he gave up all thought(s) of marrying her renunció a la idea de casarse con ella
Mansell has banished all thoughts of retirement Mansell ha olvidado todas sus intenciones de retirarse you should abandon all thoughts of purchase immediately
it's the thought that counts la intención es lo que cuenta
7 (idea) idea (f)
what a frightening thought! ¡qué idea más aterradora!; what a lovely thought! ¡qué detalle!
the thought crossed my mind that ... se me ocurrió que ...
the thought had crossed my mind la idea se me llegó a pasar por la cabeza
to have a thought
I've just had a thought se me acaba de ocurrir una idea; he hasn't a thought in his head no tiene ni idea de nada
never mind, it was just a thought no importa, no era más que una idea
that's a thought! ¡no es mala idea!; ¡qué buena idea!
"she might still be there" — "that's a thought" —puede que todavía esté allí —es una posibilidad
now there's a thought!
the very or mere thought of him made her nervous se ponía nerviosa solo de pensar en él
the very mere thought of it frightens me the very thought of it makes me want to press the panic button the very thought! what a thought! what a horrifying thought! "We need cheering up - let's go out tonight" - "now, that's a thought!" it's a tempting thought she felt some satisfaction at the thought that all her children were safe in the back of her mind was the disturbing thought that if she went home she might find a visitor waiting for her thanks for the thought, anyway we don't have to spend the evening watching a video, it was just a thought it's just a thought, but ... it's just a thought , but why don't we see if Peter can help us? I wasn't really going to do it, but the thought crossed my mind
8 thoughts (opinion)
do you have any thoughts on that? ¿tiene alguna opinión al respecto?; he keeps his thoughts to himself se reserva su opinión
many of you have written to us to express your thoughts on the conflict we welcome your thoughts and comments
9 (little)
it is a thought too large es un poquito grande; that was a thought unwise, wasn't it? eso fue un tanto imprudente, ¿no?
thought police (n) policía (f) política
thought process (n) proceso (m) mental
By understanding the form's intent, and the thought process of the loan officer, you can beat the odds Sara and I still hoped to unravel the mystery behind our son's thought processes Ted's thought processes aren't logical. They're associational I'm close enough to you to know how some of your feelings and thought processes must go people whose thought processes are similar enough for them to communicate well different thought processes
thought reader (n) adivinoaadivina (m) (f);a adivina
I'm not a thought reader no soy adivino; no leo el pensamiento
thought reading (n) adivinación (f) de pensamientos
thought transference (n) transmisión (f) de pensamientos
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