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Translation of "ask" - English-Spanish dictionary

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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