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In this Spanish advanced lesson we will continue investigating when to use the Spanish words Preguntar and Pedir. These are commonly used Spanish words which one might generally translate to English as “to ask”, however blanket translations such as this are rarely accurate and certainly not in the case of Preguntar and Pedir.

This is the second video in a series of Spanish advanced lessons aimed at helping to resolve all of your doubts or bad habits in choosing between Preguntar and Pedir. In this lesson we will be looking at the verb Pedir – El verbo pedir. Please follow this link to watch the previous lesson about el verbo preguntar.

I hope that you are enjoying this course of Advanced Spanish video lessons. This is lesson 72 so far. Please click here to catch up on all the other lessons.

Lesson notes:

Vamos a continuar hablando de cuándo usar el verbo Preguntar y cuándo usar el verbo Pedir.

Os recuerdo que preguntar es, básicamente, “to ask a question or to ask information” y pedir es “to ask for something or to request”.

Ahora, vamos a hablar un poco sobre el verbo Pedir.

Si no quieres información, sino que necesitas que alguien haga algo por ti: que te ayuden a subir las maletas a la habitación, que te reserven una excursión en recepción, que te busquen una camisa en otra talla…

En estos casos usas el verbo pedir, que significa en inglés “to ask for something” o “to ask someone to do something”.

Por ejemplo:

“Voy a pedir al recepcionista que me pida un taxi”
“Voy a pedir un café ¿Quieres algo?”
“Una mujer me pidió ayuda cuando volvía a casa”
“Este chico siempre pide dinero a sus padres”

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