What is the difference

De-Oppresso-Liber

De-Oppresso-Liber

What is the difference between Pido (vb. Pedir) meaning to ask, and Puedo (vb. Poder) Gracias
jchamb

jchamb

Two different verbs. Pedir means to ask for or request, Poder means to be able to. Pido ayuda - I ask for help. Puedo ayuda - May I help. I hope this is what you're asking...
tosh72

tosh72

To add: A lot of people mix up "pedir" and "preguntar". Pedir, like jchamb said, is to ask for something, or to request. Preguntar, is to ask a question.
Patrice-B

Patrice-B

I just want to add that I find myself using "pedir" in a restaurant setting. I will ask my companion: ¿Qué va a pedir? (What are you going to order?)
De-Oppresso-Liber

De-Oppresso-Liber

Thank you, that was exactly my question.

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