Translation of "inquire" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb present participle inquiring, past tense and past participle inquired formal UK also enquire uk /ɪnˈkwaɪər/ us /ɪnˈkwɑɪər/

to ask someone for information about something

hacer una consulta, preguntar
I am inquiring about French classes in the area.

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


verb /inˈkwaiə/

to ask

He inquired the way to the art gallery
She inquired what time the bus left.

(with about) to ask for information about

pedir información
They inquired about trains to London.

(with after) to ask for information about the state of (eg a person’s health)

preguntar por
He enquired after her mother.

(with for) to ask to see or talk to (a person)

preguntar por
Someone rang up inquiring for you, but you were out.

(with for) to ask for (goods in a shop etc)

preguntar, pedir
Several people have been inquiring for the new catalogue.

(with into) to try to discover the facts of

investigar, indagar, tratar de averiguar
The police are inquiring into the matter.
inquiry /American also ˈinkwəri/ noun (plural inquiries, plural enquiries) ( enquiry /American also ˈenkwəri/)

(an act of) asking or investigating

investigaciones, indagaciones
His inquiries led him to her hotel
(also adjective) All questions will be dealt with at the inquiry desk.

an investigation

investigación, pesquisa
An inquiry is being held into her disappearance.
make inquiries

to ask for information

pedir información, investigar
The police are making inquiries into the break-in at the post office.

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