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ask

verb
 
/ɑːsk/
A1 to say something to someone as a question
~に質問する, 尋ねる
I asked him about his hobbies. I asked why the plane was so late.
A2 to invite someone to do something
~を招待する
She asked him to lunch.
ask someone to do something B1 to say something to someone because you want them to do something
(人)に~してくれるよう頼む, 依頼する
They asked me to feed their cat while they were away.
B1 to say something to someone because you want to know if you can do something
(~かどうか)~に聞く
I asked if I could go. Ask your dad if you can come.
(Definition of ask from the Cambridge English-Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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