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[ɪn'kwaɪə] брит. / амер.

гл. ; = enquire

  1. (inquire about / after / for) осведомляться, справляться, спрашивать, искать

  2. (inquire into) наводить справки, разузнавать, выяснять, расследовать

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'I can easily inquire.'
— Мне ничего не стоит расспросить.
Диккенс, Чарльз / Жизнь и приключения Николаса НикльбиDickens, Charles / The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
Dickens, Charles
© Wordsworth Editions Limited 1995
Жизнь и приключения Николаса Никльби
Диккенс, Чарльз
© Издательство "Правда", 1989
The metallist theory, as a theory of money, may not be much good in itself. But it certainly leads the economist who accepts it to inquire more closely into the problem of value in general.
Сама по себе металлистская теория в качестве теории денег не очень помогает в решении вопроса, но она, несомненно, подводит принимающего ее экономиста к более пристальному изучению проблемы ценности вообще.
Schumpeter, Joseph A. / History of Economic AnalysisШумпетер, Йозеф А. / История экономического анализа
История экономического анализа
Шумпетер, Йозеф А.
© Перевод с английского под редакцией В.С. Автономова, 2001
© 1954 by Oxford University Press, Inc.
History of Economic Analysis
Schumpeter, Joseph A.
© 1954 by Oxford University Press, Inc.
Just then Poltoratsky came in to inquire after his soldier.
В это время пришел Полторацкий проведать своего солдата.
Tolstoy, Leo / Hadji MuradТолстой, Л.Н. / Хаджи-Мурат
Толстой, Л.Н.
Hadji Murad
Tolstoy, Leo
"Allow me to inquire whether she is at home....
- Позвольте справиться, дома ли.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / Crime and PunishmentДостоевский, Фёдор / Преступление и наказание
Преступление и наказание
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1970
Crime and Punishment
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2009 Rhodes Media
" What academy are you from? " asked Kozeltzoff, who wished to inquire for his brother.
- Вы из какого корпуса? - спросил Козельцов, который хотел узнать о брате.
Толстой, Л.Н. / Севастопольские рассказыTolstoy, Leo / Sevastopol
Tolstoy, Leo
© 1888, by Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.
Севастопольские рассказы
Толстой, Л.Н.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1976
" Where are you wounded? " you inquire, timidly and with indecision, of an old, gaunt soldier, who, seated in his hammock, is watching you with a good-natured glance, and seems to invite you to approach him.
- Ты куда ранен? - спрашиваете вы нерешительно и робко у одного старого исхудалого солдата, который, сидя на койке, следит за вами добродушным взглядом и как будто приглашает подойти к себе.
Толстой, Л.Н. / Севастопольские рассказыTolstoy, Leo / Sevastopol
Tolstoy, Leo
© 1888, by Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.
Севастопольские рассказы
Толстой, Л.Н.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1976
He soon heard that a messenger from the Epanchins' had already been to inquire after him.
Он узнал, что уже являлся к нему посланный от Епанчиных узнать о его здоровье.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / IdiotДостоевский, Фёдор / Идиот
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1971
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2004 by Fine Creative Media, Inc.
Allow us, for instance, to inquire why you were absent from the town, and just when you left and when you came back — all those facts."
Позвольте, например, узнать: зачем вы отлучались из города и когда именно поехали и приехали... и все эти факты...
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The brothers KaramazovДостоевский, Фёдор / Братья Карамазовы
Братья Карамазовы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1988
The brothers Karamazov
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
'What are you afraid of?' said Zinaida; 'allow me to inquire?'
- Чего же вы боитесь, - спросила Зинаида, - позвольте спросить?
Turgenev, I.S. / First loveТургенев, И.С. / Первая любовь
Первая любовь
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1978
First love
Turgenev, I.S.
© BiblioBazaar, LLC
«I will inquire into that matter,» said his entertainer; and, leaving the apartment, he went in search of Caleb, whom, after some difficulty, he found in an obscure sort of dungeon, which had been in former times the buttery of the castle.
— Сейчас справлюсь! — ответил Рэвенсвуд и, покинув гостя, отправился разыскивать Калеба. Он нашел дворецкого в темной башенке, некогда служившей замковой кладовой.
Scott, Walter / Bride of LammermoorСкотт, Вальтер / Ламмермурская невеста
Ламмермурская невеста
Скотт, Вальтер
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1962
Bride of Lammermoor
Scott, Walter
© BiblioBazaar, LLC
The high priest wished to inquire what he had seen atop the mountain, but in the presence of the soldiers the answer might be awkward.
Жрецу хотелось спросить, что же увидел Илия на вершине горы. Но он был окружен воинами, и ответ мог поставить его в неловкое положение.
Coelho, Paulo / The fifth mountainКоэльо, Пауло / Пятая гора
Пятая гора
Коэльо, Пауло
© Paulo Coelho, 1996
© Перевод, Эмин А.В., 2003
© "София", 2006
© ООО ИД "София", 2006
The fifth mountain
Coelho, Paulo
© 1998 by Paulo Coelho
But the prince did not inquire.
"Но князь не спросил этого."
Достоевский, Фёдор / ИдиотDostoevsky, Fyodor / Idiot
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2004 by Fine Creative Media, Inc.
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1971
He has written to all of them to inquire if they are familiar with Matthew Evans, grower of tobacco and charmer of sisters.”
В письмах он их спрашивает, знают ли они Мэтью Эванса, который выращивает табак и любит соблазнять чужих сестер.
Liss, David / A Spectacle Of CorruptionЛисс, Дэвид / Ярмарка коррупции
Ярмарка коррупции
Лисс, Дэвид
© И. Нелюбова, перевод, 2007
© Издательский дом "Азбука-классика", 2007
© 2004 by David Liss
A Spectacle Of Corruption
Liss, David
© 2004 by David Liss
When I came to my own house, for which I was forced to inquire, one of the servants opening the door, I bent down to go in, (like a goose under a gate,) for fear of striking my head.
Когда я пришел домой, куда принужден был спрашивать дорогу, и один из слуг отворил мне двери, я на пороге нагнулся (как гусь под воротами), чтобы не удариться головой о притолоку.
Swift, Jonathan / Gulliver's travels into several remote nations of the worldСвифт, Джонатан / Путешествия Гулливера
Путешествия Гулливера
Свифт, Джонатан
© Издательство "Правда", 1987
Gulliver's travels into several remote nations of the world
Swift, Jonathan
I make bold to inquire- have you been in the service?"
Осмелюсь узнать, служить изволили?
Достоевский, Фёдор / Преступление и наказаниеDostoevsky, Fyodor / Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2009 Rhodes Media
Преступление и наказание
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1970

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ɪn'kwaɪəVerbосведомляться; справляться; спрашивать; искатьExamples

There's a woman at the door, enquiring for Simon. — Там у входа женщина, она ищет Саймона.

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inquire about
inquire into
inquire into
inquire into the matter
расследовать дело
to inquire
to inquire
to inquire
to inquire
inquire for goods
запрашивать о возможности покупки товара
inquire into the case
расследовать дело
inquiring mind
пытливый ум
inquired into
inquiring look
вопросительный взгляд
inquiring look
вопрошающий взгляд

Word forms


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)inquiring
Past Participle (Participle II)inquired
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I inquirewe inquire
you inquireyou inquire
he/she/it inquiresthey inquire
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am inquiringwe are inquiring
you are inquiringyou are inquiring
he/she/it is inquiringthey are inquiring
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have inquiredwe have inquired
you have inquiredyou have inquired
he/she/it has inquiredthey have inquired
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been inquiringwe have been inquiring
you have been inquiringyou have been inquiring
he/she/it has been inquiringthey have been inquiring
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I inquiredwe inquired
you inquiredyou inquired
he/she/it inquiredthey inquired
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was inquiringwe were inquiring
you were inquiringyou were inquiring
he/she/it was inquiringthey were inquiring
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had inquiredwe had inquired
you had inquiredyou had inquired
he/she/it had inquiredthey had inquired
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been inquiringwe had been inquiring
you had been inquiringyou had been inquiring
he/she/it had been inquiringthey had been inquiring
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will inquirewe shall/will inquire
you will inquireyou will inquire
he/she/it will inquirethey will inquire
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be inquiringwe shall/will be inquiring
you will be inquiringyou will be inquiring
he/she/it will be inquiringthey will be inquiring
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have inquiredwe shall/will have inquired
you will have inquiredyou will have inquired
he/she/it will have inquiredthey will have inquired
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been inquiringwe shall/will have been inquiring
you will have been inquiringyou will have been inquiring
he/she/it will have been inquiringthey will have been inquiring
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would inquirewe should/would inquire
you would inquireyou would inquire
he/she/it would inquirethey would inquire
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be inquiringwe should/would be inquiring
you would be inquiringyou would be inquiring
he/she/it would be inquiringthey would be inquiring
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have inquiredwe should/would have inquired
you would have inquiredyou would have inquired
he/she/it would have inquiredthey would have inquired
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been inquiringwe should/would have been inquiring
you would have been inquiringyou would have been inquiring
he/she/it would have been inquiringthey would have been inquiring
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am inquiredwe are inquired
you are inquiredyou are inquired
he/she/it is inquiredthey are inquired
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being inquiredwe are being inquired
you are being inquiredyou are being inquired
he/she/it is being inquiredthey are being inquired
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been inquiredwe have been inquired
you have been inquiredyou have been inquired
he/she/it has been inquiredthey have been inquired
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was inquiredwe were inquired
you were inquiredyou were inquired
he/she/it was inquiredthey were inquired
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being inquiredwe were being inquired
you were being inquiredyou were being inquired
he/she/it was being inquiredthey were being inquired
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been inquiredwe had been inquired
you had been inquiredyou had been inquired
he/she/it had been inquiredthey had been inquired
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be inquiredwe shall/will be inquired
you will be inquiredyou will be inquired
he/she/it will be inquiredthey will be inquired
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been inquiredwe shall/will have been inquired
you will have been inquiredyou will have been inquired
he/she/it will have been inquiredthey will have been inquired