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pensar - when do we use it?

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Pensar means to think or to plan but when can it be used in sentences?
Does "Ellas piensan ir de compras hoy." make sense?
Thank you.

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updated MAR 31, 2009
posted by GaYoung

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"Ellas piensan ir de compras hoy."

I was trying to understand what this sentence means, but wasn't able to get why "de" is used here.

James, I just posted this question and you have answered.

Marco, "ir de compras" is a set phrase meaning "to go shopping," and therefore has nothing to do with the verb pensar. The quoted sentence means "They are planning to go shopping today."

Thanks, James for your reply and explanation.

I would remember this set phrase.

Marco

updated MAR 31, 2009
posted by Marco-T
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"Ellas piensan ir de compras hoy."

I was trying to understand what this sentence means, but wasn't able to get why "de" is used here.

James, I just posted this question and you have answered.

Marco, "ir de compras" is a set phrase meaning "to go shopping," and therefore has nothing to do with the verb pensar. The quoted sentence means "They are planning to go shopping today."

updated MAR 31, 2009
posted by 00bacfba
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"Ellas piensan ir de compras hoy."

I was trying to understand what this sentence means, but wasn't able to get why "de" is used here.

James, I just posted this question and you have answered.

Another question, is "compras" a noun here? (Purchases')

Marco

updated MAR 31, 2009
posted by Marco-T
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And remember that pensar en means "to think about/of something" in the sense of having something occupy your thoughts, while pensar de means "to think about/of something" in the sense of having an opinion about something.

Estoy pensando en ti. I'm thinking about/of you
¿Qué piensas del nuevo presidente? What do you think of the new president'

updated MAR 31, 2009
posted by 00bacfba
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Thank you so much grin

updated MAR 31, 2009
posted by GaYoung
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Perfect cool smile

Also: Yo pienso en mi madre. (think)

No pienso hablar con él. (plan)

Bienvenido al foro smile

updated MAR 31, 2009
posted by 00494d19
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