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How to conjugate Pedir in Spanish

To ask for, to request, to order (e.g. food) Irregular Verb Top 100

Introduction

Pedir is the Spanish verb for "to ask for, to request, to order (e.g. food)". It is an irregular verb, and one of the most popular 100 Spanish verbs. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

Similar verbs to pedir include: encargar, solicitar.

SpanishEnglish
Infinitivepedirto ask for, to request, to order (e.g. food)
Past participlepedidoasked for
Gerundpidiendoasking for
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Indicative Tenses of Pedir

Pedir in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of pedir is used to talk about situations, events or thoughts that are happening now or in the near future. It is also used to talk about facts and truths. For example, "pido perdón", meaning "I ask for forgiveness".

In Spanish, the Indicative Present is known as "El Presente".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yopido I ask for
Túpides you ask for
Ella / Él / Ustedpide s/he asks for, you (formal) asks for
Nosotras / Nosotrospedimoswe ask for
Vosotras / Vosotrospedísyou (plural) ask for
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespiden they ask for, you (plural formal) ask for

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Pedir in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of pedir is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "pedí perdón", meaning "I asked for forgiveness".

In Spanish, the Indicative Preterite is known as "El Pretérito Indefinido".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopedíI asked for
Túpedisteyou asked for
Ella / Él / Ustedpidió s/he asked for, you (formal) asked for
Nosotras / Nosotrospedimoswe asked for
Vosotras / Vosotrospedisteisyou (plural) asked for
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespidieron they asked for, you (plural formal) asked for

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Pedir in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of pedir is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "pedía perdón", meaning "I used to ask for forgiveness".

In Spanish, the Indicative Imperfect is known as "El Pretérito Imperfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopedíaI used to ask for
Túpedíasyou used to ask for
Ella / Él / Ustedpedías/he used to ask for, you (formal) used to ask for
Nosotras / Nosotrospedíamoswe used to ask for
Vosotras / Vosotrospedíaisyou (plural) used to ask for
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespedíanthey used to ask for, you (plural formal) used to ask for
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Pedir in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of pedir is used to talk about something that is happening continuously or right now. For example, "estoy pidiendo perdón", meaning "I am asking for forgiveness".

In Spanish, the Indicative Present Continuous is known as "El Presente Progresivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy pidiendo I am asking for
Túestás pidiendo you are asking for
Ella / Él / Ustedestá pidiendo s/he is asking for, you (formal) are asking for
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos pidiendo we are asking for
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis pidiendo you (plural) are asking for
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán pidiendo they are asking for, you (plural formal) are asking for

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Pedir in the Indicative Informal Future

The Indicative Informal Future of pedir is used to talk about something that will happen in the future, especially in the near future. For example, "voy a pedir perdón", meaning "I am going to ask for forgiveness".

In Spanish, the Indicative Informal Future is known as "El Futuro Próximo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a pedirI am going to ask for
Túvas a pediryou are going to ask for
Ella / Él / Ustedva a pedirs/he is going to ask for, you (formal) are going to ask for
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a pedirwe are going to ask for
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a pediryou (plural) are going to ask for
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a pedirthey are going to ask for, you (plural formal) are going to ask for
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Pedir in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of pedir is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "pediré perdón", meaning "I will ask for forgiveness".

In Spanish, the Indicative Future is known as "El Futuro Simple".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopediréI will ask for
Túpedirásyou will ask for
Ella / Él / Ustedpedirás/he will ask for, you (formal) will ask for
Nosotras / Nosotrospediremoswe will ask for
Vosotras / Vosotrospediréisyou (plural) will ask for
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespediránthey will ask for, you (plural formal) will ask for
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Pedir in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of pedir is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "pediría perdón", meaning "I would ask for forgiveness".

In Spanish, the Indicative Conditional is known as "El Condicional Simple".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YopediríaI would ask for
Túpediríasyou would ask for
Ella / Él / Ustedpedirías/he would ask for, you (formal) would ask for
Nosotras / Nosotrospediríamoswe would ask for
Vosotras / Vosotrospediríaisyou (plural) would ask for
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespediríanthey would ask for, you (plural formal) would ask for
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Pedir in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of pedir is used to describe actions that started recently (in the past) and are still happening now or things that have been done recently. For example, "he pedido perdón", meaning "I have asked for forgiveness".

In Spanish, the Indicative Present Perfect is known as "El Pretérito Perfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe pedidoI have asked for
Túhas pedidoyou have asked for
Ella / Él / Ustedha pedidos/he has asked for, you (formal) have asked for
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos pedidowe have asked for
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis pedidoyou (plural) have asked for
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan pedidothey have asked for, you (plural formal) have asked for
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Pedir in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of pedir is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "había pedido perdón", meaning "I had asked for forgiveness".

In Spanish, the Indicative Past Perfect is known as "El Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía pedidoI had asked for
Túhabías pedidoyou had asked for
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía pedidos/he had asked for, you (formal) had asked for
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos pedidowe had asked for
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais pedidoyou (plural) had asked for
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían pedidothey had asked for, you (plural formal) had asked for
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Pedir in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of pedir is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "habré pedido perdón", meaning "I will have asked for forgiveness".

In Spanish, the Indicative Future Perfect is known as "El Futuro Perfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré pedidoI will have asked for
Túhabrás pedidoyou will have asked for
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá pedidos/he will have asked for, you (formal) will have asked for
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos pedidowe will have asked for
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis pedidoyou (plural) will have asked for
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán pedidothey will have asked for, you (plural formal) will have asked for
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Pedir in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

The Indicative Conditional Perfect of pedir is used to talk about something that would have happened in the past but didn’t due to another action. For example, "habría pedido perdón", meaning "I would have asked for forgiveness".

In Spanish, the Indicative Conditional Perfect is known as "El Condicional Perfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría pedidoI would have asked for
Túhabrías pedidoyou would have asked for
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría pedidos/he would have asked for, you (formal) would have asked for
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos pedidowe would have asked for
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais pedidoyou (plural) would have asked for
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían pedidothey would have asked for, you (plural formal) would have asked for
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Subjunctive Tenses of Pedir

Pedir in the Subjunctive Present

The Subjunctive Present is used to talk about situations of uncertainty, or emotions such as wishes, desires and hopes. It differs from the indicative mood due to the uncertainty of the events which are being spoken about. For example, "pida", meaning "I ask for".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Present is known as "El Presente de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yopida I ask for
Túpidas you ask for
Ella / Él / Ustedpida s/he asks for, you (formal) asks for
Nosotras / Nosotrospidamos we ask for
Vosotras / Vosotrospidáis you (plural) ask for
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespidan they ask for, you (plural formal) ask for

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Pedir in the Subjunctive Imperfect

The Subjunctive Imperfect is used to speak about unlikely or uncertain events in the past or to cast an opinion (emotional) about something that happened in the past. For example, "pidiera", meaning "I asked for".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Imperfect is known as "El Imperfecto Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yopidiera I asked for
Túpidieras you asked for
Ella / Él / Ustedpidiera s/he asked for, you (formal) asked for
Nosotras / Nosotrospidiéramos we asked for
Vosotras / Vosotrospidierais you (plural) asked for
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespidieran they asked for, you (plural formal) asked for

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Pedir in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used to speak about hypothetical situations, and actions/events that may happen in the future. Note that this is very rarely used in Spanish. For example, "pidiere", meaning "I will ask for".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Future is known as "El Futuro de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yopidiere I will ask for
Túpidieres you will ask for
Ella / Él / Ustedpidiere s/he will ask for, you (formal) will ask for
Nosotras / Nosotrospidiéremos we will ask for
Vosotras / Vosotrospidiereis you (plural) will ask for
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespidieren they will ask for, you (plural formal) will ask for

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Pedir in the Subjunctive Present Perfect

The Subjunctive Present Perfect is used to describe past actions or events that are still connected to the present day and to speak about an action that will have happened by a certain time in the future. For example, "haya pedido", meaning "I have asked for".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Present Perfect is known as "El Pretérito Perfecto de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya pedidoI have asked for
Túhayas pedidoyou have asked for
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya pedidos/he has asked for, you (formal) have asked for
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos pedidowe have asked for
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis pedidoyou (plural) have asked for
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan pedidothey have asked for, you (plural formal) have asked for
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Pedir in the Subjunctive Past Perfect

The Subjunctive Past Perfect is used to speak about hypothetical situations, and actions/events that occurred before other actions/events in the past. For example, "hubiera pedido", meaning "I had asked for".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Past Perfect is known as "El Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera pedidoI had asked for
Túhubieras pedidoyou had asked for
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera pedidos/he had asked for, you (formal) had asked for
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos pedidowe had asked for
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais pedidoyou (plural) had asked for
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran pedidothey had asked for, you (plural formal) had asked for
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Pedir in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

The Subjunctive Future Perfect is used to speak about something that will have happened if a hypothetical situations occurs in the future. Note that this is very rarely used in Spanish. For example, "hubiere pedido", meaning "I will have asked for".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Future Perfect is known as "El Futuro Perfecto de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere pedidoI will have asked for
Túhubieres pedidoyou will have asked for
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere pedidos/he will have asked for, you (formal) will have asked for
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos pedidowe will have asked for
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis pedidoyou (plural) will have asked for
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren pedidothey will have asked for, you (plural formal) will have asked for
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Imperative Tenses of Pedir

Pedir in the Imperative Affirmative

The Imperative Affirmative is used to give orders and commands, to tell someone to do something. For example, "pida", meaning "(to you formal) ask! for".

In Spanish, the Imperative Affirmative is known as "El Imperativo Afirmativo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túpide (to you) ask! for
Ella / Él / Ustedpida (to you formal) ask! for
Nosotras / Nosotrospidamos let's ask! for
Vosotras / Vosotrospedid(to you plural) ask! for
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedespidan (to you plural formal) ask! for

The red dot () above denotes an irregular conjugation.

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Pedir in the Imperative Negative

The Imperative Negative is used to give orders and commands, telling someone not to do something. For example, "no pida", meaning "(to you formal) don't ask! for".

In Spanish, the Imperative Negative is known as "El Imperativo Negativo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
Túno pidas (to you) don't ask! for
Ella / Él / Ustedno pida (to you formal) don't ask! for
Nosotras / Nosotrosno pidamos let's not ask! for
Vosotras / Vosotrosno pidáis (to you plural) don't ask! for
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno pidan (to you plural formal) don't ask! for

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Example sentences and usage

  • Pido disculpas por la demora en enviar la agenda. I apologize for the delay in sending the agenda.
  • Me pides que haga lo imposible. You ask me to do the impossible.
  • Pedí un asiento en la sección de no fumadores. I asked for a seat in the no-smoking section.
  • Pido disculpas por la demora en enviar la agenda. I apologize for the delay in sending the agenda.
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