Dar que pensar

English translation: See below

08:09 Aug 10, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
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Spanish term or phrase: Dar que pensar
I have no idea how to go about translating this.

I am assuming that it is an idiom?
Paul Labour
English translation:See below
Explanation:
I am certain that this is an idiomatic expression. In the United Kingdom we say


FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Hope this helps you. This is probably a good translation for dar que pensar.
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Summary of answers provided
naMaria is right...
Heathcliff
naone more....
Maria
naFood for thought is a good one.
Luis Luis
naSee below
abrir (X)
nathought-provoking or makes you think
Carolina Ramirez


  

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3 mins
thought-provoking or makes you think


Explanation:
Ex.

A very thought-provoking book, a book which makes you think.

Good Luck


    Oxford Spanish/English Dictionary
Carolina Ramirez
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5 mins
See below


Explanation:
I am certain that this is an idiomatic expression. In the United Kingdom we say


FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Hope this helps you. This is probably a good translation for dar que pensar.

abrir (X)
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Perfect! Thanks.
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14 mins
Food for thought is a good one.


Explanation:
You tend to think a lot when something is worrying you, so:

"Worrisome" is another possibility.


Regards,

Luis M. Luis

Luis Luis
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1 hr
one more....


Explanation:
"dar (a uno) que pensar" = to make one think.... but all the previous answers are good.

Happy translating! ;0)



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12 hrs
Maria is right...


Explanation:
"dar que pensar" = "to make one think," or "to give someone something to think about," as in "Me da que pensar" ("It makes me think..." or "That gives me something to think about.") But most of the other suggestions are good, too.

Heathcliff
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