Penser à or penser de?

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Penser à or penser de?

Here’s what you need to know about the verb penser (to think):

penser à
(quelque chose or quelqu’un)
avoir à l’esprit, réfléchir
to think about/over, to consider
À quoi tu penses ? Je pense à mon travail.
What are you thinking about? I’m thinking about my work.
Tous les jours il pense aux amis qu’il a perdus.
Every day he thinks about friends he has lost.
penser de
(quelque chose or quelqu’un)
avoir une opinion
to think about, to have an opinion
Qu’est-ce que tu penses de ce film ?
What do you think about this film?
Je vais vous dire ce que je pense de Victor.
I’ll tell you what I think of Victor.
penser + infinitive
exprimer un projet, une perspective
to be thinking of, to consider a project, a prospect
Je pense partir demain.
I’m thinking of leaving tomorrow.
Vous pensez apprendre le français ?
Are you thinking of learning French?
penser que
(+ conjugated verb)
exprimer une opinion ou un projet
to think, to express an opinion or project
Je pense que tu as raison.
I think you’re right.
Il pensait qu’il partirait le lendemain.
He thought he would leave the next day.

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