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"Ensalada" is a noun which is often translated as "salad", and "pedir" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to ask for". Learn more about the difference between "ensalada" and "pedir" below.
ensalada(
ehn
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sah
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lah
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dah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (culinary)
a. salad
Prepara la ensalada mezclando lechuga, cebolla, tomates y el suficiente aliño.Prepare the salad by mixing lettuce, onion, tomatoes, and enough dressing.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(confusion)
a. mix-up
Todos estaban hablando durante la reunión y se convirtió en una ensalada absoluta.Everyone was talking during the meeting and it turned into a total mix-up.
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pedir(
peh
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deer
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to request)
a. to ask for
Llamó para pedir más dinero.He called to ask for more money.
2. (to ask for charity)
a. to beg
Había muchos indigentes pidiendo dinero en el metro.There were lots of homeless people begging for money in the metro.
3. (in a restaurant)
a. to order
Voy a pedir tacos de pescado.I'm going to order fish tacos.
b. to ask for (the check)
Pide la cuenta, por favor.Can you ask for the check, please?
4. (commerce)
a. to order
Acabo de recibir el DVD que pedí.I have just received the DVD I ordered.
b. to ask for (a price)
Están pidiendo $300 por taquilla para el concierto.They're asking $300 per ticket for the concert.
5. (to command)
a. to demand
Me pidió una explicación de inmediato.He demanded an immediate explanation.
6. (to require)
a. to need
Esta posición pide un mínimo de cinco años de experiencia.This positions needs a minimum of five years of work experience.
b. to cry out for
Este cachorro pide atención constantemente.This puppy is constantly crying out for attention.
c. to call for
Esta carne jugosa pide un buen vino tinto.This juicy meat calls for a good red wine.
7. (to propose to)
a. to ask
Se arrodilló y me pidió matrimonio.He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.
8. (legal)
a. to ask for
El acusado le pidió al juez una sentencia más corta.The defendant asked the judge for a shorter sentence.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
9. (in a restaurant)
a. to order
¿Me da un minuto, por favor? Aún no sé lo que voy a pedir.Would you give me another minute, please? I still don't know what I'm going to order.
10. (religious)
a. to pray
Mi abuela siempre pedía por cada uno de sus nietos.My grandmother used to pray for each and every one of her grandchildren.
pedirse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
11. (to choose)
a. to have dibs on
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Me pido el asiento delantero!I have dibs on the front seat!
b. to bag
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Alguien ya se había pedido la mesa de la ventana.Someone had already bagged the table by the window.
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