How do you know when to use bad or spurgte? What is the difference between the two?
"jeg spurgte om vej" I asked for directions.
You can not say "jeg bad om vej" because then you are asking for more road!
In English there is one word: ask = ask,
In danish spurgte is for asking a question, and bad is for making a request
"Spurgte" is asked
"Bad" i more commonly used to ask something of someone
Jeg spurgte om han var glad (I asked if he was happy)
Jeg bad om hans hjælp (I asked for his help)
'At bede [om]' - to ask something of someone
'At spørge' - to ask a question.
Note that 'at bede' is also means 'to pray'