Translation of inquire in Spanish:


preguntar, v.

(British enquire)

Pronunciation /ɪnˈkwaɪr//ɪnˈkwʌɪə/

transitive verb

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    inquirir formal
    she inquired what the matter was/how to get to the cathedral preguntó qué pasaba/cómo se llegaba a la catedral
    • to inquire sth from or of sb preguntarle algo a algn
    • As well as inquiring over the future of the hall, town council representatives were told the insurance claim going through should not be affected by the entertainment licence issue.
    • Change is under way, but many who were born in the 1950s and 1960s and are now inquiring about their roots have had a frustrating time.
    • Last week the campaign group, Highlands and Islands GM Concern, wrote to the Scottish Executive inquiring when the next phase of the statutory consultation on the new regulations would begin.
    • He thanked his supporters and the newly-formed Historical Abuse Appeal Panel, which had investigated his case and was inquiring into more than 100 others.
    • The mum-of-two said she had made ‘loads of calls’ chasing jobs, but she was usually asked if she was inquiring on behalf of her husband or brother.
    • We also inquired about types of fat, oil, or margarine used in food preparation and at the table.
    • After a great season or a championship, people start inquiring what the winner will do for an encore.
    • We inquired about forearm pain experienced during the previous month and lasting at least one day.
    • She returned moments later, empty handed but inquiring: ‘What wine did you order, again?’
    • But a month later, a letter from the same Stepping Hill unit arrived at her home in Bramhall asking why she missed a date at Manchester Royal Infirmary and inquiring if there was ‘a difficulty’.
    • Even when going about their business, Ugandans will take the time to stop and greet people properly, inquiring after their health and their family - a far cry from the Western culture of ‘no time to chat’.
    • The Queen has shown a keen interest in the fortunes of the England team, apparently inquiring at a reception at Windsor Castle last month about England captain David Beckham's broken foot.
    • A friend had run a marathon for charity and Daniel began inquiring on the internet about it.
    • We rang at noon on the day, inquiring after a table, and were lucky to get one of the few that remained.
    • The last, the one who had inquired about the free squares of carpeting, was the strangest of the three.
    • This was overlooked by the Greeks who started inquiring into the reasons for the ‘dignified postures’ of Egyptian statues (already Plato commented on this).
    • It is also believed that Sheffield United had inquired about him earlier in the summer.
    • Unable to hear the soft spoken reply he innocently added further insult to injury by inquiring: ‘What column do you write for Bob?’
    • He's not got a price on his head and he's a valuable member of our squad but people are inquiring.
    • Just the treat we deserve, I thought, but on inquiring I was told they had only just come out of the freezer.

intransitive verb

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    inquire at the reception desk pregunte / infórmese en recepción
    • [ S ]inquire within infórmese aquí
    • to inquire about sth informarse / preguntar acerca de/sobre algo
    • I'm inquiring about the job advertised in The Globe llamo para informarme / para preguntar sobre el trabajo que anuncian en The Globe
    • to inquire after sb/sth preguntar por algn/algo
    • she inquired after your health preguntó / se interesó por tu salud
    • to inquire into sth investigar algo
    • to inquire for sb preguntar por algn
    • someone was inquiring for you alguien preguntó por ti