Share this entry

Share this page


Pronunciation: /ɑːsk; (AmE) æsk/

Translation of ask in French:


  • 2 (invite) inviter [person] (to à) to ask sb to dinner inviter qn à dîner


  • 2 (make enquiries) se renseigner to ask about sb s'informer au sujet de qn

v refl

  • to ask oneself se demander

Phrasal verbs

ask after

demander des nouvelles de [person]

ask for

ask for [sth] demander [drink, money, help]
ask for [sb] demander à voir; (on phone) demander à parler à

Definition of ask in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day libretto
Pronunciation: lɪˈbrɛtəʊ
the text of an opera…