perguntar

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese preguntar, from Latin percontārī, present active infinitive of percontor (I inquire).

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Verb[edit]

perguntar (first-person singular present indicative pergunto, past participle perguntado)

  1. (transitive) to ask (request an answer)
    Pergunta a alguém.Ask anybody.
    Alguém perguntou por você.Someone asked for you.
    Synonyms: indagar, inquirir, interpelar, interrogar, questionar
    Antonyms: replicar, responder
  2. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to wonder (query in the mind)
    "Que horas são", perguntou-se."What time is it?" he wondered.
    Synonym: ponderar

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