Translation of "beg" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /beɡ/ us /beɡ/ present participle begging, past tense and past participle begged

to ask someone for food or money, because you do not have any

pedir limosna
Young children were begging on the streets.

to ask for something in a strong and emotional way

I begged / him not to leave.

(Translation of “beg” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /beɡ/ (past tense, past participle begged)

to ask (someone) for (money, food etc)

The old man was so poor that he had to beg in the street
He begged (me) for money.

to ask (someone) desperately or earnestly

I beg you not to do it.
beggar noun

a person who lives by begging

The beggar was asking people in the street for money.
beggar description

to be so great in some way that it cannot be described

superar cualquier descripción
Her beauty beggars description.
beg to differ

(formal) to disagree

estar en desacuerdo, no compartir la misma idea
You may think that he should get the job, but I beg to differ.

(Translation of “beg” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)