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invitar

Translation of invitar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • se presentó allí sin estar invitado
    he turned up uninvited
    invitar a alguien a algo
    to invite somebody to something
    no lo invitaron a la boda
    they didn't invite him to the wedding
    te invito a una copa
    I'll buy o get you a drink
    esta vez te invito yo
    this time it's my treat o it's on me o I'm paying
    invitar a alguien a + infinitivo ora que + subjuntivo
    to invite somebody to + infinitivo
    me invitó a cenar
    (en casa) she invited me (round) to dinner
    (en un restaurante) she invited me out to dinner
    la invitó a entrar
    he invited her in
    la policía los invitó a desalojar el local [euphemistic]
    the police asked them to leave the premises
    the police invited them to leave the premises [euphemistic]
    invítalos a que se queden
    invite them to stay

verbo intransitivo

  • 1 (persona) ¿quieres una cerveza? invito yo
    do you want a beer? it's on me o I'm buying
    invita la casa
  • 2 [literary] (calor/tranquilidad)invitar a algo/+ infinitivo la tranquilidad de la tarde invitaba al reposo
    the tranquility of the evening invited relaxation [literary]
    el mar invitaba a bañarse [literary]
    the sea looked very inviting
Example sentences
  • Habrían podido invitar estrellas cada semana y hacerla completamente divertida.
  • Nuestro Presidente invitó a los empresarios de los países visitantes a invertir en Venezuela.
  • Es por ello que estos illas nos invitan a su contemplación y disfrute.

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