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    What is the difference between думать и мыслить?

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    "думать" is more wider in usage. You have something in mind which can be: to think, to suppose, to belive, to consider, to guess and similar things.
    "мыслить" is "to have brain activity" often analitical one. It is "work of mind". It is used less than "думать". "Я мыслю, следовательно я существую".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex80 View Post
    "Я мыслю, следовательно я существую".
    So THAT'S how you say "Cogito ergo sum" in Russian!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Throbert McGee View Post
    So THAT'S how you say "Cogito ergo sum" in Russian!
    Yes, this is it.
    "Думать" is "to think" for everyday usage. "Мыслить" is something like verb for science, philosophy and so on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex80 View Post
    Yes, this is it.
    "Думать" is "to think" for everyday usage. "Мыслить" is something like verb for science, philosophy and so on.
    Ok so.. if you wanted to say, "I think in Russian" as in, my thoughts are in Russian, etc.. Which would you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kburr View Post
    Ok so.. if you wanted to say, "I think in Russian" as in, my thoughts are in Russian, etc.. Which would you use?
    "Думать".

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