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"Interrogate" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "interrogar", and "ask" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "preguntar". Learn more about the difference between "interrogate" and "ask" below.
interrogate
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to question)
a. interrogar
The border control officer interrogated me for half an hour about the nature of my trip.El agente de inmigración me interrogó durante media hora sobre el motivo de mi viaje.
b. someter a un interrogatorio
The interviewer interrogated me extensively before offering me the job.La entrevistadora me sometió a un interrogatorio extenso antes de ofrecerme el trabajo.
2. (computing)
a. interrogar
This command interrogates the computer's database.Este comando interroga la base de datos de la computadora.
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ask(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to inquire)
a. preguntar
Can I ask you what time it is?¿Puedo preguntarte la hora?
2. (to invite)
a. invitar
It takes a lot of guts to ask the most popular girl in school to the dance.Requiere valentía invitar a la chica más popular de la escuela al baile.
3. (to request)
a. pedir
I'm going to ask her to marry me while we are in Hawaii.Voy a pedirle que se case conmigo cuando estemos en Hawai.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to inquire)
a. preguntar
Are you married, if you don't mind me asking?¿Estás casado? Si me permites que te pregunte.
5. (to request)
a. pedir
How do you know he won't let you borrow his car if you don't ask?¿Cómo sabes que no te prestaría su carro si no se lo pides?
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