invite
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invite(
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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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invite
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (guest)
a. invitar
to invite somebody in/upinvitar a alguien a entrar/subir
2. (request)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to invite somebody to do somethinginvitar a alguien a que haga algo
applications are invited for the post of…se admiten candidaturas para el puesto de…
3. (trouble, criticism)
a. buscarse, provocar
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (colloquial)
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).
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invite
[ɪnˈvaɪt]
transitive verb
1 [+person] invitar; (esp to important celebration) convidar
to invite sb to do sth invitar a algn a hacer algo; to invite sb to dinner/lunch invitar a algn a cenar/almorzar; to invite sb to have a drink invitar a algn a tomar algo; to invite sb in/up invitar a algn a pasar/subir; to invite sb out invitar a algn a salir; they invited me out to dinner me invitaron a cenar (a un restaurante); I've invited them over for drinks los he invitado a tomar unas copas en casa
2 (request) [+opinions] pedir; (more frm) solicitar
they are inviting applications for the post of ... han abierto el plazo para recibir solicitudes para el puesto de ...
3 (provoke) [+discussion, ridicule] provocar
to invite trouble buscarse problemas; to do so would be to invite defeat hacer eso sería provocar la propia derrota; A invites comparison with B A nos induce a compararlo con B; she seems to invite stares parece que provoca las miradas de la gente
noun
[ˈɪnvaɪt] invitación (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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