I ask you
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I ask you(
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yu
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (I ask you something; used to address one person)
a. te pregunto
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
I ask you things, but you just give me one-word responses.Te pregunto cosas, pero solo me das respuestas monosilábicas.
b. le pregunto
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
I ask you about your personal life just so that our listeners can get to know you a little bit.Le pregunto sobre su vida personal solo para que nuestros oyentes lo conozcan un poquito.
2. (I ask you something; used to address more than one person)
a. les pregunto (plural)
Are you busy today? I ask you because there's going to be a party at our house.¿Están ocupados hoy? Les pregunto porque va a haber una fiesta en nuestra casa.
3. (I invite you; used to address one person)
a. te invito
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
If I ask you to dinner, don't expect anything too fancy. I'm not made of money.Si te invito a cenar, no esperes nada elegante. No estoy forrado de dinero.
b. lo invito
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular, masculine)
I ask you to the party with no expectations. No need to feel obligated.Lo invito a la fiesta sin expectativas. No hace falta que se sienta obligado.
c. la invito
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular, feminine)
If I ask you to the event, it's for Alice's sake, not because I like you.Si la invito al evento, es por Alice, no por que me caiga bien.
4. (I invite you; used to address more than one person)
a. los invito (plural, masculine)
Every time I invite you to a concert, you don't want to go.Siempre que los invito a un concierto, no quieren ir.
b. las invito (plural, feminine)
I ask you to join us for tea downstairs.Las invito a unirse a nosotras a tomar un té abajo.
5. (I request that you; used to address one person)
a. te pido
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
If I ask you to give a toast, would you feel comfortable with that?Si te pido pronunciar un brindis, ¿te sentirás cómodo haciéndolo?
b. le pido
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
I ask you to arrive ten minutes early.Le pido llegar diez minutos antes.
6. (I request that you; used to address one person)
a. les pido (plural)
I ask you to be silent for a moment as we honor those who have fallen in war.Les pido guardar silencio un momento mientras honramos a los que han caído en la guerra.
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