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yo pensaba
-I thought
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yo pensaba
-I was thinking
Imperfectyoconjugation ofpensar.

yo pensaba

yo pensaba(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (I believed; imperfect indicative; first person singular)
a. I thought
¿Mateo es tu hermano? Yo pensaba que era tu novio.Mateo is your brother? I thought he was your boyfriend.
b. I used to think
Yo pensaba que tener hijos no era lo mío, pero con el tiempo cambié de idea.I used to think that having children wasn't my thing, but I changed my mind in time.
2. (I had the intention of; imperfect indicative; first person singular)
a. I was planning
Yo pensaba ir a dar un paseo por el parque. ¿Quieres venir conmigo?I was planning to go for a walk in the park. Would you like to come with me?
b. I meant
Yo pensaba regar las plantas, pero me olvidé.I meant to water the plants, but I forgot.
c. I intended
Yo soy pintor. - Pues yo pensaba dedicarme a la pintura, pero la vida me llevó por otros derroteros.I'm a painter. - Well, I intended to devote myself to painting, but life took me in a different direction.
3. (I had in mind; imperfect indicative; first person singular; used with "en")
a. I was thinking about
Luis me dijo que hoy se encontró contigo. - Sí, yo justo pensaba en él cuando lo vi en la puerta del supermercado.Luis told me he bumped into you today. - Yes, I was just thinking about him when I saw him outside the supermarket.
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