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"Invitation" is a noun which is often translated as "la invitación", and "invite" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "invitar". Learn more about the difference between "invitation" and "invite" below.
invitation(
ihn
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vuh
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tey
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shuhn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (request to attend)
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).
The singer declined the president's invitation to participate in his charity event.El cantante declinó la invitación del presidente para participar en su evento benéfico.
2. (written request to attend)
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).
My sister's fiancé designed their wedding invitations.El prometido de mi hermana diseñó sus invitaciones de boda.
3. (inducement)
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).
Carl interpreted her flirtations as an invitation to ask her to dance.Carl interpretó sus coqueteos como una invitación de sacarla a bailar.
b. la provocación
(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).
Hanging out with those friends of yours is an invitation for trouble.Salir con esos amigos tuyos es una provocación al desastre.
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invite(
ihn
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vayt
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ihn
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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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