Feb 22

“If you think I’m going to give up, you’ve got another think coming!” 「私が諦めると思っているならすぐに考えなおさせてみせる!」

普段はthinkが動詞ですがここでは名詞扱いしています。You’ve got another think comingとは、今思っていることが間違っているからすぐには考え直さざるを得なくなるという意味です。Thinkの最後のkはcomingの最初の音と同じですので聞き取りにくいです。それが原因でよくthinkをthingと書いてしまったところを見かけます。口でいうと音が同じです。

Normally, think is a verb, but in this phrase it’s treated as a noun. “You’ve got another think coming” means, “You will be forced to rethink that (because it’s wrong).” It’s hard to hear the k at the end of think due to the identical sound at the beginning of coming. This leads many people to mistakenly write think as thing, which sounds the same when spoken.

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