→ We saw children begging on the streets.
to beg for food mendier de la nourriture
→ I was surrounded by people begging for food.
[+food, money] mendier
→ She was living alone, begging food from neighbors.
→ He sat begging money from passers by.
[+favour] quémander, solliciter
→ I've come to beg a favour.
to beg sb for sth, He begged her for forgiveness. Il la supplia de lui pardonner.
→ You must beg for forgiveness.
→ They dropped to their knees and begged forgiveness.
She begged him for help. Elle le supplia de l'aider.
We are not going to beg them for help. Nous n'allons pas les supplier de nous aider.
I beg your pardon (apologising)
→ I beg your pardon, that was rude of me.
→ I beg your pardon, I didn't realize you were in here.
→ I beg your pardon, I didn't catch that.
I beg to differ je ne suis pas de votre avis
to beg sb to do sth supplier qn de faire qch
→ I begged him to come back with me.
→ He begged her not to go.
He begged me to stop. Il m'a supplié d'arrêter.
to beg the question
(=raise the question) soulever la question
→ Hopewell's success begs the question: why aren't more companies doing the same?
to beg the question as to whether soulever la question de savoir si
→ that begs the question as to whether he was being sincere ...
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