Translation of "ask" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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askverb

uk /ɑːsk/ us /æsk/

ask verb (QUESTION)

B1 [ I or T ] to put a question to someone, or to request an answer from someone

问,询问;请求,征求
[ + two objects ] She asked me a question. 她问了我一个问题。
She asked a question about Welsh history. 她问了一个有关威尔士历史的问题。
She asked me about Welsh history. 她问我有关威尔士历史的问题。
She asked about Welsh history. 她问了有关威尔士历史的问题。
[ + question word ] I've no idea what time the train leaves. Ask the guard whether he knows. 我不知道火车什么时候开,问问列车长是否知道。
I asked the guard the time of the train's departure. 我问了问列车长火车的离站时间。
I asked when the train would leave. 我问了问火车什么时候开。
[ + speech ] "What time does the train leave?" I asked. “火车什么时候开?”我问道。

More examples

  • First I'd like to ask you a few questions about your childhood.
  • I just wanted to ask you if you're free this afternoon.
  • I hate having to ask for money.
  • If you want any time off work you'll have to ask the boss.
  • We had to ask our guide to interpret for us.

ask verb (INVITE)

A2 [ T ] to request or invite someone to go somewhere with you or to come to your home

请;邀请;约请
UK I've asked David to the party. 我已经邀请了戴维参加聚会。
[ + to infinitive ] US I've asked David to come to the party. 我已经邀请了戴维来参加聚会。
"Are you going to Muriel's party?" "No, I haven't been asked." “你去参加缪里尔的聚会吗?”“不,我没有接到邀请。”
Jorge has asked us over for dinner next Friday. 伊恩邀请我们下星期五共进晚餐。
UK Ian's asked us round to/for dinner next Friday. 伊恩请我们下周五去吃晚饭。
In fact they've asked us to stay for the whole weekend. 实际上他们请我们过去呆上整个周末。

More examples

  • I dare you to ask him to dance.
  • He told me - and this is strictly entre nous - that he's going to ask Ruth to marry him.
  • He couldn't get up the courage to ask her for a date.
  • She managed to muster the courage to ask him to the cinema.

ask verb (EXPECT)

[ T ] to expect or demand something

期望;索要;要求(得到)
Greg's asking (= expecting to be paid) £250,000 for his house. 格雷格的房子要价25万英镑。
He asks too much of me - I can't always be there to help him. 他对我的要求太过分了——我不能总在那里帮他吧。
It's asking a lot when your boss wants you to work weekends as well as evenings. 如果你的老板想让你晚上加班,周末也工作,那就太过分了。

More examples

  • They were asking £180,000 for the place, so I put in an offer of £170,000.
  • They're asking £60,000 for their flat, but the market price is nearer £55,000.
  • We thought they were asking a very high price.
  • I thought being asked to miss my lunch was a bit much.
  • To expect me to look after her kids all day is asking a bit much.

(Translation of “ask” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)