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"Ideas" is a form of "idea", a noun which is often translated as "la idea". "Thoughts" is a form of "thought", a noun which is often translated as "el pensamiento". Learn more about the difference between "ideas" and "thoughts" below.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (thought)
a. la idea
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The idea never entered my head that she could leave me one day.Ni se me pasó por la cabeza la idea de que un día pudiera dejarme.
2. (suggestion or plan)
a. la idea
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I have a lot of ideas that I would like to share.Tengo muchas ideas que quisiera compartir.
3. (opinion or belief)
a. la idea
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Where did you get those ideas from?¿De dónde has sacado esas ideas?
4. (aim)
a. la idea
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I bought the house with the idea of selling it for a profit in a few years' time.Compré la casa con la idea de venderla unos años más tarde y sacar un beneficio.
b. la finalidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
What's the idea behind all those roundabouts?¿Cuál es la finalidad de todas esas rotondas?
5. (impression)
a. la idea
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I hope he didn't get the wrong idea.Espero que no se haya llevado una idea equivocada.
b. la impresión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I had an idea that she wouldn't turn up.Tenía la impresión de que no iba a aparecer.
6. (understanding)
a. la idea
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You'll get a clearer idea if you read the book yourself.Tendrás una idea más clara si lees el libro tú misma.
7. (course of action)
a. la idea
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I don't think it's a good idea to get so close to the tiger's cage.No me parece buena idea acercarse tanto a la jaula del tigre.
8. (picture)
a. la idea
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I can't get a clear idea of the situation.No consigo hacerme una idea clara de la situación.
9. (approximation)
a. la idea
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Can you give me an idea of the estimated amount?¿Puede darme una idea de la cantidad aproximada?
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thought(
that
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (opinion)
a. el pensamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or 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) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I just had a thought. Let's go on vacation!Acabo de tener una idea. ¡Vayámonos de vacaciones!
c. la reflexión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
After much thought, we decided not to marry.Después de mucha reflexión, decidimos no casarnos.
2. (intention)
a. la intención
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It's the thought that counts, as the saying goes.La intención es lo que cuenta, como dice el refrán.
3. (care)
a. la atención
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The teacher taught his classes with little thought for the students.El profesor impartió sus clases con poca consideración para los alumnos.
4. (philosophy)
a. el pensamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Western thought supports the ideology of individualism.El pensamiento occidental apoya la ideología del individualismo.
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