Conjugate semi regular (e > i) verb pedir in El Presente (present tense)

Pedir (to ask / to order) is a semi-regular verb in El Presente.

Have a look at its conjugation:

yo pido
pides
él / ella / Ud. pide
nosotros / nosotras
pedimos
vosotros / vosotras
pedís
ellos / ellas / Uds.   piden

Notice how the first vowel -e- becomes -i- 

EXCEPT for nosotros/nosotras and vosotros/vosotras where it remains -e-.

Look at and listen to these examples:

Siempre pido una cerveza fria.
I always order a cold beer.

pides demasiado a la vida.
You ask too much from life.

Antonio pide mucho dinero a sus padres.
Antonio asks his parents for a lot of money.

¿Pedimos una pizza mediana?
¿Shall we order a medium pizza?

Vosotros pedís demasiadas explicaciones.
You ask for too many explanations.

Ellos piden 500 euros por el alquiler.
They are asking for 500 euros for the rent.

You can see more verbs that follow this pattern:
Comprehensive List of Spanish stem-changing (e > ie) verbs in the present tense

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Examples and resources

Siempre pido una cerveza fria.
I always order a cold beer.


Ellos piden 500 euros por el alquiler.
They are asking for 500 euros for the rent.


Vosotros pedís demasiadas explicaciones.
You ask for too many explanations.


Antonio pide mucho dinero a sus padres.
Antonio asks his parents for a lot of money.


pides demasiado a la vida.
You ask too much from life.


¿Pedimos una pizza mediana?
¿Shall we order a medium pizza?


Q&A Forum 1 question, 1 answer

Can pedir also mean 'to petition'?

Asked 6 months ago
InmaKwiziq language super star

Hola Tonya

Yes, pedir could mean "to order" (e.g food and drinks in a bar) or to "ask/ask for" something. We have different examples in the lesson covering both meanings, for example:

"Siempre pido una cerveza fria."

I always order a cold beer.

"Ellos piden 500 euros por el alquiler."

They are asking for 500 euros for the rent.

Un saludo

Inma

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