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"Buy" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "comprar", and "invite" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "invitar". Learn more about the difference between "buy" and "invite" below.
buy(
bay
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to purchase)
a. comprar
I have to buy a birthday present for my brother.Tengo que comprar un regalo de cumpleaños para mi hermano.
2. (to bribe)
a. sobornar
He tried to buy the mayor but ended up in jail.Intentó sobornar al alcalde pero terminó en la cárcel.
b. comprar
The mafia bought a juror.La mafia compró a un miembro del jurado.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to believe)
a. tragarse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I don't think she'll buy that you're a prince.No creo que se trague que seas un príncipe.
b. creer
I don't buy your explanation. It doesn't make sense.No creo tu explicación. No tiene sentido.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to make purchases)
a. comprar
My manager sent me to Los Angeles to buy for the company.El gerente me mandó a Los Ángeles a comprar por la empresa.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (bargain)
a. la compra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The truck was a great buy, because it hardly needs any maintenance at all.El camión fue una gran compra ya que casi no necesita ningún mantenimiento en absoluto.
b. la ganga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This computer was a great buy. It was 60% off!Fue una ganga esta computadora. ¡Estuvo rebajada el 60%!
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invite(
ihn
-
vayt
,
ihn
-
vayt
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to request the presence of)
a. invitar
I'd like to invite some friends to a party.Quiero invitar a algunos amigos a una fiesta.
2. (to ask)
a. invitar
When I went into the office, the manager invited me to take a seat.El jefe me invitó a tomar asiento cuando entré en el despacho.
b. solicitar (formal)
Candidates are invited to send in their résumés.Se solicita a los candidatos que envíen su CV.
3. (to provoke)
a. provocar
His photographic work invites reflections about the ethics and behavior of human beings.Su obra fotográfica provoca una reflexión sobre la ética y el comportamiento del ser humano.
b. buscarse
You're inviting trouble with that attitude.Te estás buscando problemas con esa actitud.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(invitation)
a. la invitación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Did you receive the invite to the Christmas dinner?¿Recibiste la invitación para la cena de Navidad?
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