“Pensar” Spanish verb conjugation

The Spanish verb “pensar” translates to “to think” or “to consider” in English. It involves the mental process of forming thoughts, opinions, or beliefs about something. “Pensar” can be used in various contexts, such as:

  1. Cognitive Process:
    Pienso que es una buena idea. (I think it’s a good idea.)
    ¿Qué piensas sobre el tema? (What do you think about the topic?)
  2. Opinions and Beliefs:
    Ella piensa que la educación es fundamental. (She believes that education is fundamental.)
    Nosotros pensamos que deberíamos tomar otra decisión. (We think we should make another decision.)
  3. Consideration or Reflection:
    Deberías pensar antes de actuar. (You should think before you act.)
    Voy a pensar un poco más sobre esto. (I’m going to think a little more about this.)
  4. Planning or Intending:
    Estoy pensando en viajar el próximo mes. (I’m thinking about traveling next month.)
    ¿Qué piensas hacer este fin de semana? (What are you planning to do this weekend?)
  5. Assumption or Speculation:
    Pienso que va a llover hoy. (I think it’s going to rain today.)
    ¿Qué piensas que pasó? (What do you think happened?)

“Pensar” is a fundamental verb used in everyday communication to express thoughts, opinions, intentions, and reflections. It allows speakers to convey their ideas and perspectives on various topics and situations.

Conjugation of the Spanish verb “pensar”

Present Indicative of pensar

  • Yo pienso (I think)
  • Tú piensas (You think)
  • Él/Ella/Usted piensa (He/She/You think)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras pensamos (We think)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras pensáis (You all think – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes piensan (They/You all think)

Preterite (Past Simple) Indicative of pensar

  • Yo pensé (I thought)
  • Tú pensaste (You thought)
  • Él/Ella/Usted pensó (He/She/You thought)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras pensamos (We thought)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras pensasteis (You all thought – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes pensaron (They/You all thought)

Imperfect Indicative of pensar

  • Yo pensaba (I used to think)
  • Tú pensabas (You used to think)
  • Él/Ella/Usted pensaba (He/She/You used to think)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras pensábamos (We used to think)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras pensabais (You all used to think – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes pensaban (They/You all used to think)

Future Indicative of pensar

  • Yo pensaré (I will think)
  • Tú pensarás (You will think)
  • Él/Ella/Usted pensará (He/She/You will think)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras pensaremos (We will think)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras pensaréis (You all will think – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes pensarán (They/You all will think)

Conditional of pensar

  • Yo pensaría (I would think)
  • Tú pensarías (You would think)
  • Él/Ella/Usted pensaría (He/She/You would think)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras pensaríamos (We would think)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras pensaríais (You all would think – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes pensarían (They/You all would think)

Present Subjunctive of pensar

  • Yo piense (That I think)
  • Tú pienses (That you think)
  • Él/Ella/Usted piense (That he/she/you think)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras pensemos (That we think)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras penséis (That you all think – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes piensen (That they/you all think)

Imperfect Subjunctive of pensar

  • Yo pensara/pensase (If I thought)
  • Tú pensaras/pensases (If you thought)
  • Él/Ella/Usted pensara/pensase (If he/she/you thought)
  • Nosotros/Nosotras pensáramos/pensásemos (If we thought)
  • Vosotros/Vosotras pensarais/pensaseis (If you all thought – informal, used in Spain)
  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes pensaran/pensasen (If they/you all thought)

Imperative of pensar

  • (Tú) Piensa (Think – singular, informal)
  • (Él/Ella/Usted) Piense (Think – singular, formal)
  • (Nosotros/Nosotras) Pensemos (Let’s think)
  • (Vosotros/Vosotras) Pensad (Think – plural, informal, used in Spain)
  • (Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes) Piensen (Think – plural, formal)