Translation of preguntar in English:


to ask, v.

transitive verb

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    to ask
    me preguntó la hora he asked me the time
    • pregúntale si viene a comer ask him if he's coming to lunch
    • eso no se pregunta you shouldn't ask things like that
    • ¿cuánto te costó? si no es mucho preguntar how much did it cost, if you don't mind my asking / if it's not rude to ask?
    • la maestra me preguntó la lección the teacher tested me on the lesson

intransitive verb

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    to ask
    preguntar por algo/algn to ask about sth/sb
    pregunte en el ayuntamiento ask / inquire at the town hall
    • a mí no me preguntes, no sé nada don't ask me, I don't know anything
    • le preguntó sobre / acerca de lo ocurrido he asked her (about) what had happened
    • no le interesa la respuesta, pregunta por preguntar she's not interested in the answer, she's just asking for the sake of asking / asking for the sake of it
    • vino a preguntar por el trabajo he came to inquire about the job
    • me preguntó por ti/por tu salud he asked about you/how you were
    • preguntaban por un tal Mario they were looking for / asking for someone called Mario

pronominal verb

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    to wonder
    me pregunto si habrá llegado I wonder if she's arrived