Preguntar vs Pedir

Common Mistakes in Spanish


When English speakers want to say 'Ask' in Spanish, they are frequently confused as to whether to use the verb Preguntar or Pedir.


When to use Preguntar

A) Preguntar is used to ask a question.

Sometimes English speakers literally translate Ask for as Preguntar por or Preguntar para. They DON'T have the same meaning. Only preguntar por can by used when you are asking for/about someone.


When to use Pedir

A) Pedir means to ask for (something), to make a request.


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