PENSAR QUE & PENSAR
WITH INFINITIVES
Chapter 9 Grammar 1.3
PENSAR
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The stem changing e to ie verb pensar means to
think.
(YO) PIENSO
(NOSOTROS/AS)
PENSAMOS
(TU) PIENSAS
(VOSOTROS/AS)
PENSAIS
(EL/ELLA/USTED)
PIENSA
(ELLOS/ELLAS/USTEDES)
PIENSAN
PENSAR QUE…
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When it’s followed by que, it means to think that…
Pienso que los invitados van a hablar y bailar toda
la noche. Va a ser una fiesta muy divertida.
I think that the guests are going to talk and dance
the whole night. It’s going to be a very fun party.
Pensamos que ella va a ir al cine con su novio.
We think that she is going to go to the movies with
her boyfriend.
PENSAR + INFINITIVE
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Pensar can also be followed by an infinitive to say
what someone plans to do or intends to do.
¿Qué piensan hacer para celebrar el Año Nuevo?
What do you plan to do to celebrate New Year’s
Eve?
Pensamos ir a esquiar.
We plan to go skiing.
What stem change does pensar have
in the present tense?
A.
B.
C.
E to ie
E to i
E to o
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When pensar is followed by que it
means…
A.
B.
C.
To feel that
To choose to
To think that
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What follows pensar if you are talking
about plans?
A.
B.
C.
que
a
infinitive
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Translate this sentence to English:
Piensa que ella va a ir al parque.
A.
B.
She thinks that she is going to go to the park.
She plans to go to the park.
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Translate to English: Pienso hacer mi
tarea esta noche.
A.
B.
I plan to do my homework tonight.
I think that I’ll do my homework tonight.
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Pensar que & Pensar with infinitives