In traditional Chinese the character 問 is used.
You use your mouth to ask directions to find the gate.
you use your mouth to inquire about the gate
ask only with your mouth at the gate if you can enter
A person is standing in the doorway asking to come in.
I asked the man to show me to the opening of the gate
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Definitions for 问 pronounced as wèn
- to ask
- to give one's respects
- to send a greeting
- to aspire to the throne
- to aim at (the first place etc)