ask translation English to Spanish: Cambridge Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Translation of "ask" - English-Spanish dictionary

ask

verb   /ɑːsk/
A1 to say something to someone as a question preguntar I asked him about his hobbies. I asked why the plane was so late.
A2 to invite someone to do something invitar She asked him to lunch.
ask someone to do something
B1 to say something to someone because you want them to do something pedir a alguien que haga algo 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 preguntar I asked if I could go. Ask your dad if you can come.
→  Phrasal verbs ask (someone) for something , ask someone out
(Definition of ask from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Luckily, no one was hurt. (Adverbs for starting sentences)
Luckily, no one was hurt. (Adverbs for starting sentences)
by ,
June 29, 2016
by Kate Woodford This week we’re looking at adverbs that we use to introduce sentences. We’ll begin with a set of adverbs that we use to show we are grateful for something that happened. Starting with a very common adverb, fortunately often introduces a sentence in which the speaker talks about a good thing that happened,

Read More 

Word of the Day

bae

someone you love; a boyfriend or girlfriend

Word of the Day

creeping obesity noun
creeping obesity noun
June 27, 2016
obesity which results from incremental weight gain over a number of years More than just a holiday glow: Experts reveal taking a vacation can actually save your LIFE (but there is still a risk of ‘creeping obesity’)

Read More