Category: "Ask"

Задавать/задать

April 15th, 2009 — posted by Don
One other verb that is used to express “to ask” is задавать/задать, literally “to pose.” It is used in conjunction with the noun вопрос, which means question. It is conjugated like this: to pose (a question) Imperfective Perfective Infinitive… more »

Спрашивать/спросить

April 14th, 2009 — posted by Don
The verb pair спрашивать/спросить means “to ask” in the sense of “to ask (a question).” It never means “to ask someone for something.” It is conjugated like this: to ask (a question) Imperfective Perfective Infinitive спрашивать спросить… more »

Просить/попросить

April 13th, 2009 — posted by Don
The verb pair просить/попросить can mean either “to ask (someone for something)” or “to ask (someone to do something).” It never means “to ask a question.” It is conjugated like this: to ask (someone for something); to ask (someone to do… more »