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How do I say "On second thought" in Spanish?

Pensándolo bien, ¡no vamos al cinema!

Are there any alternative for this?

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"al pensarlo mejor"? –  vartec Dec 11 '13 at 12:40
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The expression «pensándolo bien» is a very good translation and pretty common. Also «pensándolo mejor».

Some alternatives:

  1. reconsiderándolo
  2. por otro lado (sería mejor)
  3. ahora que lo pienso (suggested by Alexis and SysDragon)
  4. repensándolo (suggested by Diego Andrés)
  5. si lo pienso (bien/mejor) (suggested by Diego Andrés)
  6. al pensarlo mejor (suggested by vartec)

(I'll keep posting if I remember more)

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Ahora que lo pienso is also a good candidate. –  Alexis Pigeon Dec 11 '13 at 13:27
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Pensándolo bien, the one that you gave, is the most common in my opinion, but you could also use:

Pensándolo mejor, ...

Ahora que lo pienso, ...

Mejor pensado, ...

And some sentences that should be used with context, but can have similar meaning:

Ya que lo dices, ...

Ahora que caigo, ...

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Ther is an informal use which is "dando una vuelta más", an even more informal "dando una vuelta de tuerca". Also you can use:

"Si lo pienso mejor" "Ahora que lo pienso mejor" "Ahora que lo pienso bien" "Pensando mejor" "Repensándolo" "Desde otro punto de vista" "Pensando nuevamente"

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rebobinando el casete –  Emilio Gort Dec 11 '13 at 18:05
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