chiedere

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Dissimilation from an older chierere, cherere, from Latin quaerere, present active infinitive of quaerō (I ask).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkjɛ.de.re/, [ˈkjɛːd̪er̺e]
  • (file)
  • Stress: chièdere
  • Hyphenation: chie‧de‧re

Verb[edit]

chiedere

  1. (transitive) to ask (for)
    È chiedere troppo.That's asking too much.
    Avrei dovuto chiedere.I should have asked.
  2. (transitive) to request
    Ti sto chiedendo di restare.I'm asking you to stay.

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