pedir que
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pedir que(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. to demand that
Los manifestantes pidieron que el alcalde diera una explicación sobre el escándalo de corrupción.The protesters demanded that the mayor give an explanation about the corruption scandal.
b. to request that
El fiscal ha pedido que se archive la causa.The prosecutor has requested that the file on the case be closed.
c. to ask that
En mis oraciones he pedido que a mi familia no le pase nada malo.In my prayers I have asked that nothing bad happen to my family.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
En su última rueda de prensa, el presidente pidió que se mantuviera la calma.At his press conference this afternoon, the president asked for calm.
Le pedí a Teresa que me ayudara, pero me dijo que tenía mucha prisa.I asked Teresa to help me, but she told me she was in a hurry.
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Hace una semana les pedí a ustedes que me enviaran una lista de precios por correo electrónico, pero todavía no la he recibido.A week ago I asked you to send me a price list by email, but I haven't received it yet.
En su manifiesto, los ecologistas piden que se reduzcan de forma drástica las emisiones de dióxido de carbono.In their manifesto, environmentalists call for a drastic reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.
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