Pedir Preterit  

Preterite Tense Verb Pedir - to request
Overview

The verb pedir (conjugation) means "to request" or "to ask for". The verb pedir is known as a stem-changing -ir verb, because the e changes to i in the third person singular and plural.

yo pedí I requested
pediste you requested
Ud./él/ella pidió you/he/she requested
nosotros/as pedimos we requested
vosotros/as pedisteis you guys requested
Uds./ellos/ellas pidieron you all/they requested

Let's look at a few sentences to understand proper use:

Pedí un vaso de agua.
I asked for a glass of water.

Tú pediste zapatos negros.
You asked for black shoes.

Juan pidió un vaso de agua.
John asked for a glass of water.

Nosotros pedimos carros nuevos.
We asked for new cars.

José y Carmen pidieron una soda al mesero.
José and Carmen ordered a Soda from the server.


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