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Translation of pedir in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1
    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 prestadonadie te ha pedido (tu) opinión 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 ask
    pedir que + subjuntivome pidió que le comprara el periódico
    he asked me to buy him the newspaper
    pidió que lo trasladaran
    he asked to be transferred
    1.2 (en un bar, restaurante) pedimos pescado de segundo
    we ordered fish for our second course
    pide la cuenta y nos vamos
    ask for o get the check (inglés norteamericano) o (inglés británico) bill and we can go
  • 3 (para casarse) See examples: pedir a una mujer en matrimonio
    to ask for a woman's hand in marriage
    le pedí la mano de su hija
    I asked for his daughter's hand in marriage
    I asked to marry his daughter
    vino a pedir a mi hermana
    he came to ask if he could marry my sister

verbo intransitivo

also: pedirse verbo pronominal

Example sentences
  • Es complicado porque piden mucho dinero por su pase.
  • Guayaquil está llena de PILLOS que piden a gritos ser fusilados.
  • La población pide a gritos que la Policía frene esta ola delincuencial.

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