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"En" is a preposition which is often translated as "in", and "pensar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to think". Learn more about the difference between "en" and "pensar" below.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (indicating place)
a. in
Hay comida ya preparada en el supermercado.There's ready-made food in the supermarket.
b. on
Puedes poner los cubiertos en la mesa. You can put the silverware on the table.
2. (indicating time)
a. on
En 1969, aterrizamos en la luna.In 1969, we landed on the moon.
3. (indicating mode)
a. in
Si un oso te persigue, corre en zigzag.If a bear is chasing you, run in a zig-zag formation.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to reflect)
a. to think
No lo pienses más, ¡actúa!Don't think too much, just do it!
2. (to believe)
a. to think
Pienso que ya debería estar en casa.I think he should be home by now.
3. (to intend)
a. to plan
Estaba pensando estudiar mañana.I was planning to study tomorrow.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
4. (to consider oneself)
a. to think of oneself
Ella se piensa la hija preferida de la familia. She thinks of herself as the favorite child of the family.
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