ask someone to do something

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by 1amateurdechopin, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. 1amateurdechopin Senior Member

    Polish, English
    If I want to say that I asked a friend to buy some snacks, should I use "demander" instead of "exiger"?
    Voici ma phrase:
    Je lui ai demandé d'acheter des casses-croûtes. Qu'en pensez-vous?
  2. Aldebarbaran Senior Member

    Bellinzona, CH
    Switzerland, French
    Exiger is almost like to give an order, so I don't think it's OK in this context ;)
    Demander is right!
  3. french frog Senior Member

    france, french
    of course, demander.
    exiger est un ordre, très autoritaire.
  4. SwissPete

    SwissPete Senior Member

    94044 USA
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    Demander: to ask, to require.
    Exiger: to demand.

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