Is "Ik verzoek je om niet te komen," not correct? I understand why if not, but since I've seen "verzoek" used as "ask" in previous questions I'm just wondering.
Just used this and it was accepted 12/17/14
Great! I actually think "verzoek" works better, as it's more used when you're requesting something, and "vraag" is used when you're asking a question, from what I've heard.
Plz when to use "om te", when not??
How do you say "I don't ask you to come"?
Ik vraag je niet om te komen
thank you very much!
DieDeutscheMan's question wasn't really answered. What's the difference between vraag and verzoek?
A 'vraag' is a question and a 'verzoek' is a request.
And request means "the act of asking for something to be given or done, especially as a favor or courtesy; solicitation or petition:" - it is more or less the same.
And in this situation it seems like it's more of a request than a question.
I translated "ik verzoek je om niet te komen", and Duolingo says it is correct
Great! Glad to see they've added it as an alternative translation. :D
Shouldn't "Ik vraag jij om niet te komen" be accepted?
Jij can only be the subject of a sentence.
Why does this not work: "Ik vraag je ernaar om niet te komen."?
That would roughly translate to: I ask you about it not to come.