Conjugate stem-changing verb pedir in the preterite tense in Spanish (El Pretérito Indefinido)

Pedir (to order / to ask) is a stem-changing semi-regular verb in El Pretérito Indefinido.

Learn how to conjugate "pedir" in El Pretérito Indefinido in Spanish

yo pedí
pediste
él / ella / Ud. pidió
nosotros / nosotras  pedimos
vosotros / vosotras pedisteis
ellos / ellas / Uds.   pidieron

Notice there's a vowel change in both the 3rd person singular and plural (él and ellos). However, the endings are the same as the ones for -ir verbs.

Read and listen to these examples:

Pedí una copa en el bar.I ordered a drink at the bar.

Me pediste perdón.You apologised to me.

María pidió dinero a Manuel.María asked Manuel for money.

Nosotros pedimos aumento de sueldo al jefe.We asked the boss for a pay rise.

Vosotras pedisteis una explicación a Yolanda.You asked Yolanda for an explanation.

Ellos pidieron el vino de la casa.They ordered the house wine.

¿Ustedes pidieron dos mojitos?Did you order two mojitos?

 See also Conjugate stem-changing-ir verbs (e > i) in the preterite tense in Spanish (El Pretérito Indefinido)

 

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Examples and resources

Amalia pidió paella para comer.Amalia ordered paella for lunch.
Pedí una copa en el bar.I ordered a drink at the bar.
Ellos pidieron el vino de la casa.They ordered the house wine.
Vosotras pedisteis una explicación a Yolanda.You asked Yolanda for an explanation.
¿Ustedes pidieron dos mojitos?Did you order two mojitos?
Nosotros pedimos aumento de sueldo al jefe.We asked the boss for a pay rise.
Me pediste perdón.You apologised to me.
María pidió dinero a Manuel.María asked Manuel for money.
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