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"Query" is a noun which is often translated as "la pregunta", and "ask" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "preguntar". Learn more about the difference between "query" and "ask" below.
query
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (question)
a. la pregunta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Jamie will be on hand after the presentation to answer any queries you may have.Jamie estará disponible después de la presentación para responder a las preguntas que tengan.
b. la consulta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I hope someone gives explanation about my query.Espero que alguien me de una buena explicación sobre mi consulta.
2. (doubt)
a. la duda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The inquiry was held up because of a query about who actually owned the property.La investigación se atrasó por una duda sobre quién era el legítimo dueño de la propiedad.
3. (computing)
a. la consulta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
With this software, users can formulate queries without needing to know SQL techniques.Con este paquete de software, el usuario puede formular consultas sin necesidad de saber usar técnicas de SQL.
b. la búsqueda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There are 421 records that match your query.Hay 421 registros que corresponden a tu búsqueda.
4. (question mark) (United Kingdom)
a. el signo de interrogación
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The doctor wrote down a diagnosis of septicemia and marked it with a query.El médico anotó un diagnóstico de septicemia y le puso un signo de interrogación.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to dispute)
a. cuestionar
Several experts have queried the authenticity of the signature on the painting.Varios expertos han cuestionado la autenticidad de la firma en el cuadro.
b. poner en duda
Are you querying my ability to do the job?¿Estás poniendo en duda mi capacidad de hacer el trabajo?
c. tener dudas
I still query the competition's judges decision.Todavía tengo dudas sobre la decisión de los jueces de la competencia.
d. pedir explicaciones (invoices or figures)
When the company queried one of my invoices, I discovered I'd accidentally charged double.Cuando me pidieron explicaciones sobre una de mis facturas, descubrí que, por equivocación, había cobrado el doble.
6. (to ask)
a. preguntar
"Surely you're not going out in this weather?" she queried."No estarás pensando salir con este clima, ¿verdad?" preguntó.
b. inquirir
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
People were querying the status of their passport application.La gente inquiría sobre el estado de su solicitud de pasaporte.
7. (computing)
a. consultar
The program allows users to query the database in natural language.El programa permite al usuario consultar la base de datos utilizando lenguaje natural.
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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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