pedir dulces

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pedir dulces
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to go door-to-door to ask for candy on Halloween)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to trick-or-treat
No quiero ponerme un abrigo para ir a pedir dulces. ¡No se va a ver mi disfraz!I don't want to wear a coat to trick-or-treat. It will hide my costume!
2. (to request sugary treats)
a. to ask for candy
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Jenny nunca pide dulces aunque le gustan mucho las frutas.Jenny never asks for candy but she's big on fruit.
b. to ask for sweets (United Kingdom)
No pidas dulces hasta que no termines tu comida.Don't ask for sweets until you've finished your food.
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