Translation of pedir in English:



  • 1 1.1 [dinero/ayuda] to ask for pidieron un préstamo al banco they asked the bank for a loan pidió permiso para salir she asked permission to leave me pidió consejo he asked my advice, he asked me for advice pide limosna a la puerta de la iglesia he begs (for money) at the church door préstamelo, te lo pido por favor please lend it to me si no me lo pides por favor no te lo doy I won't give it to you unless you say please o unless you ask nicely pedir algo prestado ver prestado nadie te ha pedido (tu) opinión nobody asked (for) your opinion me pidió disculpas or perdón por lo que había hecho he apologized for what he had done pídele perdón a tu padre apologize to o say you're sorry to your father ¿quién eres tú para venir a pedirme cuentas or explicaciones? who do you think you are, asking me to justify my actions? pedir hora to make an appointment pedir la palabra to ask for permission to speak pide cuatro años de cárcel para los acusados he is asking for a four-year sentence for the accused es un sitio donde se come barato y bien, no se puede pedir más it's the sort of place where you can eat cheaply and well, what more could you ask for? o it's ideal está haciendo todo lo posible, no se le puede pedir más she's doing all she can, you can't ask for more than that o that's all you can askpedir que + subj me pidió que le comprara el periódico he asked me to buy him the newspaper pidió que lo trasladaran he asked to be transferred boca
    In Other Dictionaries
    Definition of ask for in:
    Translate ask for into French | into Italian
    1.2 (en un bar, restaurante) to order pedimos pescado de segundo we ordered fish for our second course pide la cuenta y nos vamos ask for o get the check (AmE) o (BrE) bill and we can go
  • 3 (para casarse) pedir a una mujer en matrimonio to ask for a woman's hand in marriage [formal] le pedí la mano de su hija I asked for his daughter's hand in marriage [formal], I asked to marry his daughter vino a pedir a mi hermana he came to ask if he could marry my sister


pedirse v pron

  • [lenguaje infantil/used to or by children] to have dibs on (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], , to bags (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] me pido la cama de arriba I have dibs on the top bunk, I bags the top bunk
    In Other Dictionaries
    Definition of bags in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day hache
llámale hache = call it what you like or what you will …
Cultural fact of the day

The people who lived between the rivers Amazon and Plate, and their language were the guaraní. The Guarani language is an official language in Paraguay. It is also spoken in parts of Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil. The Jesuit missionaries in Paraguay wrote Guarani dictionaries and grammars, hymns and catechisms. Guarani acquired a symbolic status in Paraguay during the Chaco War with Bolivia, 1932-35. Today many Paraguayans with hardly any indigenous blood speak Guarani better than Spanish.