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Pensar Conjugation | How to Conjugate Pensar in Spanish

Maria Claudia Alvarado Published on September 7, 2023

¡Hola! In this article, we will study the Spanish verb pensar. This is a common verb, and understanding its different uses and conjugations can help you express yourself fluently. We’ll go over all the Spanish conjugations of pensar and give you example sentences so you can practice. We have also included conjugation charts for each tense to make things easier for you. ¿Listo para pensar en español?

Pensar means “to think.” In Spanish, we use this verb to share our thoughts, wonder what other people are thinking about, or express that we have the intention of thinking about something. For example, you can say, “Yo pienso en el futuro,” which means, “I think about the future.” This is an irregular verb so you must pay close attention to the conjugations in each tense.

The table below shows three common verb conjugations of the verb pensar: the infinitive, the gerund, and the past participle.

pensar conjugation table

Here are three example sentences that use the conjugations of pensar from the table above:

  • Infinitive: Él no quiere pensar en eso. (He doesn’t want to think about that.)
  • Gerund: Yo estoy pensando en viajar. (I’m thinking about traveling.)
  • Past Participle: Ella había pensado que haría frío. (She had thought that it would be cold.)

Now you’ll learn how to conjugate pensar in the different Spanish tenses. The table below shows all the tenses in the Spanish language. You can click on each one to see pensar conjugated in that specific tense along with example sentences in Spanish with English translations.

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How to Conjugate Pensar in Indicative Tense

We use the indicative tense to talk about facts. You can also use the indicative tense to make statements or describe habits. This is the most used tense in the Spanish language, so knowing its conjugations for the verb pensar can help you express most ideas in the past, present, and future. We’ll go over these indicative tenses: indicative present, indicative future, indicative preterite, indicative imperfect, and indicative conditional.

Indicative Present

The indicative present tense allows us to point out events that happen in the present or near future. You can use pensar in the indicative present to tell others what you are currently thinking about. Because this tense is in the indicative mood, your idea needs to state a fact. For example, you can say “Ella piensa que puede coser su propio vestido” which means, “She thinks she can sew her own dress.”

You can find the conjugation chart for pensar in the indicative present tense below:

PronounPensar ConjugationEnglish Meaning
YopiensoI think
piensasYou think
VospensásYou think
Él/Ella/UstedpiensaHe/She thinks, You think
NosotrospensamosWe think
VosotrospensáisYou think
Ellos/Ellas/ UstedespiensanThey/You think

Here are some example sentences showing how to conjugate pensar in the indicative present tense:

  • Tu piensas que saber más de un idioma es bueno. / You think that knowing more than one language is good.
  • Nosotros pensamos que podríamos llegar a Alemania en tren. / We think we could arrive in Germany by train.
  • Ellos piensan que aprender ruso podría ser útil. / They think that learning Russian could be useful.

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Indicative Future

With the indicative future tense, we can talk about events we know will occur later. The indicative future conjugations of pensar help us describe what we will think about in the future. Since this tense is in the indicative mood, you need to be certain about the action of thinking. For example, you can say, “Nosotros pensaremos en adoptar un perro,” which means, “We will think about adopting a dog.” 

Below, you can find the indicative future tense conjugation chart for pensar:

PronounPensar ConjugationEnglish Meaning
YopensaréI will think
pensarásYou will think
VospensarásYou will think
Él/Ella/UstedpensaráHe/She/You will think
NosotrospensaremosWe will think
VosotrospensaréisYou will think
Ellos/Ellas/ UstedespensaránThey/You will think

Here are some example sentences showing how to conjugate pensar in the indicative future tense:

  • Él pensará en una solución. / He will think of a solution.
  • Yo pensaré en eso después. / I will think about it later.
  • Vos pensarás en comprar un boleto para el concierto. / You will think about buying a ticket for the concert.

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Indicative Preterite

We use the indicative preterite tense to remember actions completed in the past. It describes events that occurred once or twice but weren’t necessarily habitual. The verb pensar can be used in this tense to share what you thought about. For example, you can say, “Tú pensaste que olvidar la discusión sería sencillo,” which means, “You thought forgetting about the argument would be easy.”

Here’s the conjugation chart for pensar in the indicative preterite tense:

PronounPensar ConjugationEnglish Meaning
YopenséI thought
pensasteYou thought
VospensasteYou thought
Él/Ella/UstedpensóHe/She/You thought
NosotrospensamosWe thought
VosotrospensasteisYou thought
Ellos/Ellas/ UstedespensaronThey/You thought

Here are some example sentences showing how to conjugate pensar in the indicative preterite tense:

  • Ellas pensaron que podían viajar sin visa. / They thought they could travel without a visa.
  • Vosotros pensasteis que siempre seríais amigos. / You thought you would always be friends.
  • Yo pensé que podía terminar la tarea antes del lunes. / I thought I could finish the homework before Monday.

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Indicative Imperfect

The indicative imperfect tense helps us talk about past ongoing actions. You can use it to discuss habits or events that continually took place in the past. Pensar can be applied in this tense to explain what you thought about something during a period of time. For example, you can say, “En esa época, vos pensabas que estudiar medicina sería fácil,” which means, “At that time, you thought that studying medicine would be easy.”

Below, you can find the pensar conjugation chart for the indicative imperfect tense:

PronounPensar ConjugationEnglish Meaning
YopensabaI thought
pensabasYou thought
VospensabasYou thought
Él/Ella/UstedpensabaHe/She/You thought
NosotrospensábamosWe thought
VosotrospensabaisYou thought
Ellos/Ellas/ UstedespensabanThey/You thought

Here are some example sentences showing how to use the Spanish verb pensar in the indicative imperfect tense:

  • Yo pensaba que mi hermana comprendería mi dilema. / I thought my sister would understand my dilemma.
  • Ellos pensaban que no sabíamos su secreto. / They thought we didn’t know their secret.
  • Nosotros pensábamos que viajar en avión era muy seguro. / We thought that traveling by plane was very safe.

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Indicative Conditional

The indicative conditional tense is used to talk about possible scenarios. It can be used to create hypotheses about what could happen in the future. We use the indicative conditional conjugations of pensar to create theories about what we would think in a hypothetical situation. For example, you can say, “Si tú llegaras en taxi, ellos pensarían que no tienes un carro,” which means, “If you came by taxi, they would think you don’t have a car.”

You can find the conjugation chart for pensar in the indicative conditional below:

PronounPensar ConjugationEnglish Meaning
YopensaríaI would think
pensaríasYou would think
VospensaríasYou would think
Él/Ella/UstedpensaríaHe/She/You would think
NosotrospensaríamosWe would think
VosotrospensaríaisYou would think
Ellos/Ellas/ UstedespensaríanThey/You would think

Here are some example sentences showing how to conjugate pensar in the indicative conditional tense:

  • Si ustedes me dijeran donde van, yo no pensaría que están perdidos. / If you told me where you were going, I would not think you are lost.
  • Si encontraran la puerta de la casa abierta, ustedes pensarían que alguien entró. / If you found the door of the house open, you would think that someone broke in.
  • Si él no contestara tu mensaje, tú pensarías que está enfadado contigo. / If he didn’t reply to your text, you would think he is mad at you.

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How to Conjugate Pensar in Perfect Tense

We use the perfect tense to explain how past events influence the present. To conjugate pensar in the perfect tense, you must use the auxiliary verb “haber” and the past participle of pensar (pensado). Notice that while the past participle form of pensar doesn’t change to match each pronoun, the auxiliary verb haber does. We’ll cover the following perfect tenses: present perfect, future perfect, past perfect, conditional perfect, and preterite perfect.

Present Perfect

With the present perfect tense, you can talk about ongoing present events that started in the past. In the case of the verb pensar, you can use its present perfect conjugations to point out what you have thought about for a while. For example, you can say “Él ha pensado mucho en escribir una carta” which means, “He has thought a lot about writing a letter.”

Below, you can find the pensar conjugation chart for the present perfect tense:

PronounPensar ConjugationEnglish Meaning
YoHe pensadoI have thought
Has pensadoYou have thought
VosHas pensadoYou have thought
Él/Ella/UstedHa pensadoHe/She has thought, You have thought
NosotrosHemos pensadoWe have thought
VosotrosHabéis pensadoYou have thought
Ellos/Ellas/ UstedesHan pensadoThey/You have thought

Here are some example sentences showing how to conjugate pensar in the present perfect tense:

  • Vosotros habéis pensado en hacer las paces. / You have thought about making peace.
  • Yo he pensado en regresar a París. / I have thought about returning to Paris.
  • Ustedes han pensado en mudarse a Europa. / You have thought about moving to Europe.

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Future Perfect

In Spanish, we use the future perfect to discuss possible events that might happen later. Pensar can be conjugated in this tense to explain what you will have thought about by a specific or nonspecific future time frame. For example, you can say “Nosotros habremos pensado en un título para el proyecto para entonces” which means, “We will have thought about a title for the project by then.”

Here’s the conjugation chart for pensar in the future perfect tense:

PronounPensar ConjugationEnglish Meaning
YoHabré pensadoI will have thought
Habrás pensadoYou will have thought
VosHabrás pensadoYou will have thought
Él/Ella/UstedHabrá pensadoHe/She/You will have thought
NosotrosHabremos pensadoWe will have thought
VosotrosHabréis pensadoYou will have thought
Ellos/Ellas/ UstedesHabrán pensadoThey/You will have thought

Here are some example sentences showing how to conjugate pensar in the future perfect tense:

  • Para el martes, él habrá pensado en lo que hará para recaudar fondos. / By Tuesday, he will have thought about what he will do to raise funds.
  • Para entonces, vos habrás pensado en más diseños para la campaña. / By then, you will have thought of more designs for the campaign.
  • Para Marzo, ellas habrán pensando en un plan de viaje. / By March, they will have thought of a travel plan.

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Past Perfect (Pluperfect)

With the past perfect, or pluperfect tense, we can remember events that took place before other events in the past. You can use pensar in this tense to talk about what you had thought before. For example, you can say, “Ustedes habían pensado que sería un viaje rápido hasta que empezó a nevar,” which means, “You had thought it would be a quick trip until it started snowing.” 

You can find the pensar conjugation chart for the past perfect tense below:

PronounPensar ConjugationEnglish Meaning
YoHabía pensadoI had thought
Habías pensadoYou had thought
VosHabías pensadoYou had thought
Él/Ella/UstedHabía pensadoHe/She/You had thought
NosotrosHabíamos pensadoWe had thought
VosotrosHabíais pensadoYou had thought
Ellos/Ellas/ UstedesHabían pensadoThey/You had thought

Here are some example sentences showing how to conjugate pensar in the pluperfect tense:

  • Nosotros habíamos pensado que dos días en Roma serían suficientes para conocer todo. / We had thought that two days in Rome would be enough to know everything.
  • Yo había pensado en ahorrar más dinero el año pasado. / I had thought about saving more money last year.
  • habías pensado que todos entenderían inglés. / You had thought that everyone would understand English.

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Conditional Perfect

We use the conditional perfect tense to talk about opinions, theories, or possibilities. It helps us describe what could have happened under certain conditions. The verb pensar can be applied in this tense to explain what you would have thought if a past event had been different. For example, you can say, “Si la alarma hubiese sonado, vosotros habríais pensado que había un incendio” which means, “If the alarm had gone off, you would have thought that there was a fire.”

Below, you can find the conjugation chart for pensar in the conditional perfect tense:

PronounPensar ConjugationEnglish Meaning
YoHabría pensadoI would have thought
Habrías pensadoYou would have thought
VosHabrías pensadoYou would have thought
Él/Ella/UstedHabría pensadoHe/She/You would have thought
NosotrosHabríamos pensadoWe would have thought
VosotrosHabríais pensadoYou would have thought
Ellos/Ellas/ UstedesHabrían pensadoThey/You would have thought

Here are some example sentences showing how to conjugate pensar in the conditional perfect tense:

  • Si no conociera la ciudad, yo habría pensado en contratar a un guía. / If I didn’t know the city, I would have thought about hiring a guide.
  • Si el doctor hubiese llamado durante la noche, usted habría pensado lo peor. / If the doctor had called during the night, you would have thought the worst.
  • Si él hubiese empezado a gritar, ellos habrían pensado que estaba en problemas. / If he had started yelling, they would have thought he was in trouble.

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Preterite Perfect (Past Anterior)

The preterite perfect tense helps us discuss actions completed before different events in the past. Pensar can be used in this tense to remember what you thought before something happened. For example, you can say, “Nosotros hubimos pensado que mudarnos de país sería fácil hasta que vimos los requerimientos,” which means, “We thought that moving to another country would be easy until we saw the requirements.” Keep in mind that this tense is rarely used in modern Spanish, but can be useful to understand legal or old texts.

You can find the pensar conjugation chart for the preterite perfect tense below:

PronounPensar ConjugationEnglish Meaning
YoHube pensadoI thought
Hubiste pensadoYou thought
VosHubiste pensadoYou thought
Él/Ella/UstedHubo pensadoHe/She/You thought
NosotrosHubimos pensadoWe thought
VosotrosHubisteis pensadoYou thought
Ellos/Ellas/ UstedesHubieron pensadoThey/You thought

Here are some example sentences showing how to conjugate pensar in the past perfect tense:

  • Ella hubo pensado que su hermana estaba en el trabajo, hasta que la escuchó en el cuarto de al lado. / She thought her sister was at work, until she heard her in the room next door.
  • Vosotros hubisteis pensado que podríais escapar de casa por la noche. / You thought you could escape from home at night.
  • Vos hubiste pensado que sería fácil prepararte para el exámen. / You thought it would be easy to prepare for the exam.

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How to Conjugate Pensar in Subjunctive Tense

The subjunctive tense isn’t used in the English language because there are concrete words and phrases that convey uncertainness. In Spanish, however, the subjunctive tense is necessary to communicate subjective ideas like feelings, wishes, or intentions. The verb pensar is often used in this tense to talk about what someone could possibly think. We’ll study these subjunctive tenses: present subjunctive, future subjunctive, and imperfect subjunctive. 

Present Subjunctive

We use the present subjunctive tense to express hope or talk about wishes and intentions. You can use this tense to create theories. The present subjunctive conjugations of pensar allow us to point out our opinion about what someone thinks. For example, you can say, “Espero que vosotros penséis en la gran oportunidad que sería estudiar en el extranjero,” which means, “I hope you think about what a great opportunity it would be to study abroad.”

Here’s the pensar conjugation chart for the present subjunctive tense:

PronounPensar ConjugationEnglish Meaning
YopienseI think
piensesYou think
VospiensesYou think
Él/Ella/UstedpienseHe/She thinks, You think
NosotrospensemosWe think
VosotrospenséisYou think
Ellos/Ellas/ UstedespiensenThey/You think

Here are some example sentences showing how to conjugate pensar in the present subjunctive tense:

  • Espero que él piense en más temas de conversación. / I hope he thinks of more topics of conversation.
  • Espero que ustedes no piensen podrán aprobar el curso sin esfuerzo. / I hope you don’t think you will pass the course without effort.
  • Espero que vos pienses en la carrera que quieres estudiar antes de la graduación. / I hope you think about the career you want to study before graduation.

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Future Subjunctive

The future subjunctive tense helps us talk about hypothetical scenarios. Pensar can be applied in this tense to point out what someone will think in the possible future. Because these ideas are in a subjunctive mood, they are often accompanied by the “si” conditional clause. For example, you can say, “Si yo pensare que todos son malas personas, no tendría amigos,” which means, “If I will think everybody is a bad person, I would have no friends.”

You can find the conjugation chart for pensar in the future subjunctive tense below:

PronounPensar ConjugationEnglish Meaning
YopensareI will think
pensaresYou will think
VospensaresYou will think
Él/Ella/UstedpensareHe/She/You will think
NosotrospensaremosWe will think
VosotrospensareisYou will think
Ellos/Ellas/ UstedespensarenThey/You will think

Here are some example sentences showing how to conjugate pensar in the future subjunctive tense:

  • Si nosotros pensaremos en más formas de ayudar en casa, nuestra madre estaría feliz. / If we will think of more ways to help at home, our mother would be happy.
  • Si usted pensare en una respuesta, me lo hará saber. / If you will think about an answer, you will let me know.
  • Si vosotros pensareis que las cosas serían más sencillas en el futuro, tendríais una visión positiva. / If you would think that things would be easier in the future, you would have a positive vision.

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Imperfect Subjunctive

The imperfect subjunctive tense is used to point out what should have been or could have been if the past had been different. You can use pensar in this tense to describe what could happen if you thought about something before. For example, you can say, “Si nosotros pensaramos en las opciones juntos, podríamos armar un plan de negocios,” which means, “If we thought about the options together, we could put together a business plan.”

Below, you can find the conjugation chart for pensar in the imperfect subjunctive tense:

PronounPensar ConjugationEnglish Meaning
Yopensara / pensaseI thought
pensaras / pensasesYou thought
Vospensaras / pensasesYou thought
Él/Ella/Ustedpensara / pensaseHe/She/You thought
Nosotrospensaramos / pensasemosWe thought
Vosotrospensarais / pensaseisYou thought
Ellos/Ellas/ Ustedespensaran / pensasenThey/You thought

Here are some example sentences showing how to conjugate pensar in the imperfect subjunctive tense:

  • Si ellos pensaran en un plan, podrían mejorar su proyecto. / If they thought of a plan, they could improve their project.
  • Si tú pensases más en el pasado, entenderías el presente. / If you thought more about the past, you would understand the present.
  • Si yo pensara en más ideas, podría terminar el libro. / If I thought of more ideas, I could finish the book.

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How to Conjugate Pensar in Perfect Subjunctive Tense

The perfect subjunctive tense allows us to describe uncertain past events that could have influenced the present. It is often used to talk about feelings, hopes, wishes, or doubts. To conjugate pensar in this mood, you need the auxiliary “haber” verb and the past participle of pensar (pensado). We’ll see the following perfect subjunctive tenses: present perfect subjunctive, future perfect subjunctive, and pluperfect subjunctive.

Present Perfect Subjunctive

The present perfect subjunctive helps us discuss past events still connected with the present. You can use pensar in this form to explain how something you have thought about could have changed the present. Because this tense is in the perfect subjunctive mood, your ideas must convey uncertainty. For example, you can say, “Es posible que ella haya pensado que él era una persona diferente,” which means, “It’s possible that she has thought he was a different person.”

You can find the conjugation chart for pensar in the present perfect subjunctive tense below:

PronounPensar ConjugationEnglish Meaning
YoHaya pensadoI have thought
Hayas pensadoYou have thought
VosHayas pensadoYou have thought
Él/Ella/UstedHaya pensadoHe/She has thought, You have thought
NosotrosHayamos pensadoWe have thought
VosotrosHayáis pensadoYou have thought
Ellos/Ellas/ UstedesHayan pensadoThey/You have thought

Here are some example sentences showing how to conjugate pensar in the present perfect subjunctive tense:

  • Quizás usted haya pensado que podría ser peligroso conducir una motocicleta. / Perhaps you have thought that it might be dangerous to ride a motorcycle.
  • Es posible que nosotros hayamos pensado que sería fácil conseguir un apartamento en Madrid. / It is possible that we have thought that it would be easy to get an apartment in Madrid.
  • No creo que ellos hayan pensado que podían tomar el tren tan tarde. / I don’t think they thought they could catch the train so late.

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Future Perfect Subjunctive

With the future perfect subjunctive tense, we can talk about events that might take place later. In the case of the verb pensar, you can use its future perfect subjunctive conjugations to describe what you will have thought in a hypothetical future scenario. For example, you can say, “Él hubiere pensado diferente si supiera hablar más de un idioma,” which means, “He would have thought differently if he knew how to speak more than one language.” Keep in mind that the future perfect subjunctive tense is rarely used in modern Spanish, and is often replaced with the pluperfect subjunctive.

Below, you can find the pensar conjugation chart for the future perfect subjunctive:

PronounPensar ConjugationEnglish Meaning
YoHubiere pensadoI will have thought
Hubieres pensadoYou will have thought
VosHubieres pensadoYou will have thought
Él/Ella/UstedHubiere pensadoHe/She/You will have thought
NosotrosHubiéremos pensadoWe will have thought
VosotrosHubiereis pensadoYou will have thought
Ellos/Ellas/ UstedesHubieren pensadoThey/You will have thought

Here are some example sentences showing how to conjugate pensar in the future perfect subjunctive tense:

  • Si vosotros hubiereis pensado en hacer las paces, hubieses hablado. / If you would have thought about making peace, you would have spoken.
  • Si vos hubieres pensado en cómo querías pintar las paredes, habrías comprado la pintura adecuada. / If you would have thought about how you wanted to paint the walls, you would have bought the right paint.
  • Si yo hubiere pensado en que podría haber una pandemia, hubiese tenido un plan. / If I would have thought that there could be a pandemic, I would have had a plan.

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Pluperfect Subjunctive

We use the pluperfect subjunctive to discuss actions that took place before other events in the past. Pensar can be used in this tense to point out how what you had thought about could have affected something you did later. For example, you can say, “Si tú hubieses pensado en ir a acampar, hubieses comprado una carpa y saco de dormir,” which means, “If you had thought about going camping, you would have bought a tent and sleeping bag.”

Here’s the conjugation chart for pensar in the pluperfect subjunctive tense:

PronounPensar ConjugationEnglish Meaning
YoHubiera / Hubiese pensadoI had thought
Hubieras / Hubieses pensadoYou had thought
VosHubieras / Hubieses pensadoYou had thought
Él/Ella/UstedHubiera / Hubiese pensadoHe/She/You had thought
NosotrosHubiéramos / Hubiésemos pensadoWe had thought
VosotrosHubierais / Hubieseis pensadoYou had thought
Ellos/Ellas/ UstedesHubieran / Hubiesen pensadoThey/You had thought

Here are some example sentences showing how to conjugate pensar in the pluperfect subjunctive tense:

  • Si vosotros hubieseis pensado en un plan de negocios, la empresa pudo haber sido exitosa. / If you had thought of a business plan, the company could have been successful.
  • Si nosotros hubiéramos pensado que la ciudad era peligrosa, nos hubiesemos mudado. / If we had thought the city was dangerous, we would have moved.
  • Si ellas hubiesen pensado en rentar un carro, no tendrían que tomar el bus. / If they had thought about renting a car, they wouldn’t have to take the bus.

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How to Conjugate Pensar in the Imperative Tense

The imperative tense allows us to give orders, commands, or advice. Pensar can be used in this form to tell someone to think or not think about something. However, you must note that the use of pensar in the imperative tense is extremely limited because it’s hard to command people to think. The verb pensar is mostly used in the imperative tense to motivate others with phrases like, “¡Piensa en algo positivo!” which means, “Think about something positive!” Remember that if you want to apply pensar in the negative imperative tense, you must replace “Don’t” with “No.”

This is the pensar conjugation chart for the imperative tense:

PronounPensar Conjugation (Affirmative)Pensar Conjugation (Negative)English Meaning
¡Piensa!¡No pienses!Think!/Don’t think!
Vos¡Pensá!¡No pienses!Think!/Don’t think!
Él/Ella/Usted¡Piense!¡No piense!Think!/Don’t think!
Nosotros¡Pensemos!¡No pensemos!Let’s think!/Let’s not think!
Vosotros¡Pensad!¡No penséis!Think!/Don’t think!
Ellos/Ellas/ Ustedes¡Piensen!¡No piensen!Think!/Don’t think!

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Tips for Conjugating Pensar Correctly

Pensar is an irregular stem-changing verb, so it doesn’t follow the same patterns as other regular Spanish verbs. This means that you need to pay particular attention to the changes in its forms, so trying to memorize its conjugations might be tricky. Instead of trying to memorize each conjugation for pensar, you can combine different Spanish resources to create a comprehensive study routine.

Using authentic Spanish materials like news articles, podcasts, and videos is a useful way of learning how native speakers use verb forms in real life. Here are a few common phrases to help you practice conjugating pensar. The phrase “Ni pensarlo” literally translates to, “Not thinking it” and is used to indicate that someone isn’t considering doing something at all. “Piensa con la cabeza” means, “Think with your head” and is used to point out to someone that they are not thinking about the consequences of their actions.

Ways to Practice Conjugating the Verb Pensar

Learning the different conjugations for Spanish verbs takes time. It’s not something you can achieve from one day to the next. One of the best ways to practice is listening or speaking with native speakers but finding a language exchange partner can be hard depending on where you live. Luckily, there are many ways to learn Spanish that can make the process easier.

If you like to study with quick and interactive lessons, you can use Spanish apps to study whenever you have free time. Spanish books are a more traditional way of learning, but often offer extensive grammatical explanations and many practice exercises to help you understand the language. Online Spanish courses, on the other hand, offer guidance and additional features to help develop your language skills. Soon, conjugating verbs will become second nature and you’ll be able to use the verb pensar whenever you need to.

Pensar Conjugation FAQ

How do you conjugate the verb pensar?

To conjugate pensar, first, you must decide the tone and tense for your idea. You can use pensar in the subjunctive and perfect subjunctive moods to express doubt, hope, or wish about something you think. If you want to conjugate pensar in the perfect and perfect subjunctive tenses, you need to use the auxiliary verb “haber,” and the past participle of pensar (pensado).

What is the past tense of pensar?

The most common past tense forms for pensar are the indicative preterite (yo pensé) and the indicative imperfect (yo pensaba). The indicative preterite conjugation of pensar is used to discuss something you thought about in the past. The indicative imperfect pensar conjugation, on the other hand, describes something you thought about in the past but continue to think in the present.

What verb is pensando?

Pensando is the gerund of pensar. This conjugation of pensar helps us explain what we are thinking about. For example, you can say “Yo estaba pensando en comprar un carro” which means, “I was thinking about buying a car.”

What does the verb pensar mean?

The verb pensar means “to think.” It can be used to explain what you think about different topics or situations. You can also use pensar to wonder about what someone is thinking or to express the intention of thinking about something later.

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Maria Alvarado is a content writer and translator from Lima, Peru. She graduated from the Savannah College of Arts and Design in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Writing. She is fluent in Spanish and English, has intermediate knowledge of French and German, and is learning Japanese. She hopes to bring consciousness about the importance of language learning through her articles and aspires to learn as many languages as possible.

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