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If one wanted to say "I'm planning to buy it later", which would be better in Mexico?
(a) Estoy planeando comprarlo más tarde.
(b) Pienso comprarlo más tarde.

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Both get the idea across and are perfectly understandable. However, translation b is more colloquial.

(a) Estoy planeando comprarlo más tarde.

This is the most literal word-for-word translation. Usually these are the most awkward, if at all even a proper sentence.

(b) Pienso comprarlo más tarde.

This is a translation that better translates the idea behind the words. Pienso means think but don't interpret that word literally. This doesn't mean that you're just thinking about maybe buying it; it still means you're planning on it.

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