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Spanish translation of “ask”

ask

verb /aːsk/
to put a question
preguntar
He asked me what the time was Ask the price of that scarf Ask her where to go Ask him about it If you don’t know , ask.
to express a wish to someone for something
pedir ; preguntar por
I asked her to help me I asked (him) for a day off He rang and asked for you Can I ask a favour of you?
to invite
invitar
He asked her to his house for lunch .
ask after phrasal verb to make inquiries about the health etc of
preguntar por, interesarse por
She asked after his father .
ask for phrasal verb to express a wish to see or speak to (someone)
preguntar por, reclamar
When he telephoned he asked for you He is very ill and keeps asking for his daughter .
to behave as if inviting (something unpleasant )
buscar , buscársela
Going for a swim when you have a cold is just as asking for trouble .
for the asking you may have (something) simply by asking for it
con sólo pedirlo
The job is hers for the asking .
(Definition of ask from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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