pedir

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese pedir, from Latin petere, present active infinitive of petō

Verb[edit]

pedir (first-person singular present pido, first-person singular preterite pedín, past participle pedido)

  1. to ask for; to request; to order

Conjugation[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • pidir (obsolete, now eye dialect)
  • pidi (eye dialect, Brazil)
  • pedi (eye dialect, Brazil)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese pedir, from Latin petere, present active infinitive of petō, from Proto-Indo-European *peth₂-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

pedir (first-person singular present indicative peço, past participle pedido)

  1. (transitive with por or with no preposition) to ask for; to request (to express the need or desire for something)
    Nenhum de vocês precisa pedir permissão para ninguém.
    Neither of you has to ask anyone for permission.
    Peço que vocês parem de fazer barulho.
    I ask you to stop making noise.
    Se está com dificuldade, peça por ajuda.
    If you are having difficulties, ask for help.
  2. (transitive) to order (to request a product or service)
    pedir uma pizzato order a pizza
  3. (transitive with por or with no preposition) to ask for; to invite (to be in obvious need of)
    Essas janelas estão pedindo uma limpeza!
    These windows are asking for a cleaning.
  4. (ditransitive, with the indirect object taking por) to charge (to assign a given price to something)
    O vendedor pediu dez mil pelo carro.
    The salesman charged ten thousand for the car.
    Synonyms: cobrar

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Kabuverdianu: pidi

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin petere, present active infinitive of petō, from Proto-Indo-European *peth₂-.

Verb[edit]

pedir (first-person singular present pido, first-person singular preterite pedí, past participle pedido)

  1. to ask for something
    Él le pidió agua al mesero.
    He asked the waiter for water.
  2. to request someone else to do something
    Pido que ustedes estén ahí a la una.
    I ask that you be there at one o'clock.
  3. to order something

Conjugation[edit]

  • Rule: e weakens to i in certain conjugations.

Related terms[edit]