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Old December 31, 2010, 03:12 PM
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Mandar a traer

Estoy viendo Handy Manny en español y acabo de oír "mandar a traer." ¿Qué significa? ¿"To order (from a store/catalog/web site)?" ¿Por qué no dije "ordenar" o "pedir"?
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Well I don't know why, but "mandar traer" also means "to order"...maybe it's because of "modismos".

Handy Manny is Mexican, right? maybe that's why.

Ordenar por catálogo = order by catalog; maybe too much for a young mind to absorb

Pedir = to ask for.... not really the right conotation of what he wants to say. Usually, "pedir" would be used to mean "ask someone for" which is not what he meant.

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"Mandar traer" is mostly used when someone is assigned to bring something.

It can be applied to order from a catalog or from a store, if one has in mind that the object will be sent with a messenger.
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