Pedir vs Preguntar  

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What is the difference between Pedir and Preguntar?
Both the verbs pedir and preguntar are translated as 'to ask'
- but they refer to different types of things you can ask!
See the distinctions in the below examples:

Pedir
-to ask for an object,
service or favor

We ask for a taxi.
Nosotros pedimos un taxi.

I ask for a glass.
Yo pido un vaso.

Preguntar
-to ask a question
-to request information

He asked my age.
Él me preguntó mi edad.

Ask him if he wants to come.
Pregúntale si quiere venir.

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