Quick answer
"Wonder" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "preguntarse", and "ask" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "preguntar". Learn more about the difference between "wonder" and "ask" below.
wonder(
wuhn
-
duhr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to be curious)
a. preguntarse
I was wondering if you could help me with the project.Me preguntaba si podrías ayudarme con el proyecto.
I wonder if Jeb knows that I'm going to be his boss soon.Me pregunto si Jeb sabe que voy a ser su jefe pronto.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to be amazed)
a. maravillarse
The shepherds wondered at the angel's message.Los pastores se maravillaron al oír el mensaje del ángel.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (miracle)
a. la maravilla
(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).
It's a wonder that you weren't hurt in that crash.Es una maravilla que no te hayas herido en el choque.
4. (amazement)
a. el asombro
(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).
When we went to the circus, my son gazed on in wonder.Cuando fuimos al circo, mi hijo miraba todo con asombro.
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ask(
ahsk
)
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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