How to say I think so/I guess so /I hope so

In answer to questions, the English expressions I think soI guess so and I hope are not translated literally into Spanish, which can create a bit of confusion. 

How to say I think so / I don't think so

We use the verbs "creer" or "pensar" in this context, followed by "que".

For example, to answer to the question:

¿Viene Patricia a la fiesta?

Is Patricia coming to the party?

The answers could be:

Creo que sí.I think so.

Creo que no.I don't think so.

Pienso que sí.I think so.

Pienso que no.I don't think so.

Note that "pensar" is slightly more formal than "creer".

 

How to say I guess so / I guess not

To answer the same question above with some doubt, we use the verb "suponer" (to guess), followed by "que". The answers could be:

Supongo que sí.I guess so.

Supongo que no.I guess not.

How to say I hope so / I hope not

Tto express hope we use the verb "esperar" (to hope), followed by "que", for example:

Espero que sí.I hope so.

Espero que no.I hope not.

Be careful not to omit "que" in any of the possible answers. This would be incorrect:

Espero . / Supongo no./ Creo .

It is equally incorrect if we omit  or no:

Creo que. /Supongo que. / Espero que.

 

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Examples and resources

Pienso que no.I don't think so.
Espero que no.I hope not.
Pienso que sí.I think so.
Espero que sí.I hope so.
Creo que no.I don't think so.
Supongo que sí.I guess so.
Creo que sí.I think so.
Supongo que no.I guess not.

Q&A Forum 1 question, 1 answer

EmanuelB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

New lessons... how can I find out which lessons were recently added? Is there an updated list with the dates when the lessons were introduced?

Asked 4 weeks ago
GruffKwiziq team member

Hi Emanuel - for students who've been using Kwiziq for a while, the easiest way to see this is to look at your Brainmap. New lessons will appear grey as there's no Kwiziq score yet. For students who have completed most or all of a level, any new lessons will start to appear in your Studyplan automatically because you won't yet have a score for them.

For new students, the lessons are harder to search for, but it's not really relevant for them to look. Lessons are introduced in a designed order for that level and if the student has yet to get a score for earlier lessons, they'll get to it when it's appropriate for them to. If they have already past that position, the new lesson will be introduced immediately.

Hope that helps!

New lessons... how can I find out which lessons were recently added? Is there an updated list with the dates when the lessons were introduced?

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