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English translation of 'preguntar'

Word Frequency


Verb Table transitive verb
to ask
preguntar algo a algn to ask sb sth
siempre me preguntas lo mismo you’re always asking me the same question
le pregunté la hora I asked him the time
pregúntale cómo se llama ask her what her name is
pregúntale si quiere venir ask him if he wants to comeask him whether he wants to come or not
le fue preguntada su edad (formal) he was asked his age
Verb Table intransitive verb
to askinquire
preguntar por algn: si te preguntan por mí di que no he llegado if they ask about me, tell them I haven’t arrived
cuando la vi ayer me preguntó por ti she asked after you when I saw her yesterday
hay alguien al teléfono que pregunta por el jefe there’s someone on the phone asking for the boss
preguntar por la salud de algn to ask after sb’s health
See also preguntarse

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Example Sentences Including 'preguntar'

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-Comandante, yo se lo que me va a preguntar y usted sabe lo que le voy a responder-replícó, ínmedíatamente, la doctora-, no le parece que nos podemos ahorrar la conversación?
Ramón Mayrata El imperio desierto
Entonces una se puede preguntar qué tipo de estratagema legal puede ser este ".
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1994)
Es como preguntar por qué un señor de Segovia habla en castellano.
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1994)
Las mujeres iban a preguntar por sus maridos, discutían a gritos con los guardías.
Juan Goytisolo Señas de identidad
Quizá hay que preguntarse, o mejor dicho, preguntar a los responsables políticos de esos partidos, si bajo esa amenaza se esconden intereses ocultos ".
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1996)
Y a la vista de esta demagogia cabe preguntar : tan mal están las cosas en el PSOE?
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1994)

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'preguntar' in Other Languages

British English: ask /ɑːsk/ VERB
If you ask someone a question, you say that you want to know something.
I asked him what his name was.
  • American English: ask
  • Arabic: يَسْأَلُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: perguntar
  • Chinese: 询问
  • Croatian: pitati
  • Czech: zeptat se
  • Danish: spørge
  • Dutch: vragen
  • European Spanish: preguntar
  • Finnish: kysyä
  • French: demander
  • German: fragen
  • Greek: ρωτώ
  • Italian: chiedere
  • Japanese: 尋ねる
  • Korean: 묻다 질문
  • Norwegian: spørre
  • Polish: zapytać
  • European Portuguese: perguntar
  • Romanian: a întreba
  • Russian: спрашивать
  • Spanish: preguntar
  • Swedish: fråga
  • Thai: ถาม
  • Turkish: sormak
  • Ukrainian: запитувати
  • Vietnamese: hỏi
British English: question /ˈkwɛstʃən/ VERB
If you question someone, you ask them questions about something.
I questioned him on his adventures.
  • American English: question
  • Arabic: يَسْتَجْوِب
  • Brazilian Portuguese: questionar
  • Chinese: 询问
  • Croatian: ispitivati
  • Czech: vyslýchat
  • Danish: sætte spørgsmålstegn ved
  • Dutch: ondervragen
  • European Spanish: preguntar
  • Finnish: asettaa kyseenalaiseksi
  • French: questionner
  • German: befragen
  • Greek: αμφιβάλλω
  • Italian: interrogare
  • Japanese: 質問する
  • Korean: 질문하다
  • Norwegian: spørre
  • Polish: zadać pytania
  • European Portuguese: questionar
  • Romanian: a întreba
  • Russian: задавать вопрос
  • Spanish: preguntar
  • Swedish: ifrågasätta
  • Thai: ไต่ถาม
  • Turkish: sormak
  • Ukrainian: запитувати
  • Vietnamese: hỏi


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