https://www.duolingo.com/Aphernous

"Chiede una domanda."

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March 16, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/Aphernous
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I'm trying to equate the Italian I'm learning to Spanish, so here goes. The verb chiedere means to ask, but is there a separate verb to ask /for/ ( or better yet "request")? In Spanish, there's pedir and preguntar, are there equivalents in Italian?

March 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/marziotta
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"Pedir" is used almost only in the restaurant, in that case we use "ordinare". "bestellen" in German, if you are German...

In other cases, I think we tend to use "chiedere".

But I am too Italian to know. And I never remember when I should use "pedir" in Spanish.

We have the verb "richiedere" as well, but we use it for forms, official requests, burocratic stuff, things at work.

Sorry, maybe some English speaker can help you better. Or wordreference...

http://www.wordreference.com/enit/ask%20for

In case you have doubts on specific cases, please ask.

March 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/meuemail

This wouldn't be the imperative form too?

June 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/bilboburgler

we are told chiede means "he asks for" but here it is "he asks"

June 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Koolkaren
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I wonder about that, too. I thought you had to 'fai' or 'poni' (I saw that in one answer box) una domanda. In a different exercise I used 'chiedere una domanda' and lost a heart because it didn't like that verb.

June 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/robroyal92

domandare is the verb to ask and chiedere to ask for

August 6, 2013
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