In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1invitarto invite sb ( to sth) — invitar a algn ( a algo)
- to invite sb to + inf — invitar a algn a + inf / a que + subj
- have you been invited to their house? — ¿te han invitado a su casa?
- I've invited her to / for dinner — la he invitado a cenar
- he was invited for interview — lo citaron para una entrevista
- to invite sb over for dinner — invitar a algn a cenar (en casa)
- to invite sb in/out — invitar a algn a pasar/a salir
- they invited him to (attend) the meeting — lo invitaron (a asistir / a que asistiera) a la reunión
2.1(request politely)to invite sb to + inf — invitar a algn a + inf / a que + subj
- he was invited to take a seat — lo invitaron a sentarse / a que se sentara
- The Custom House Artists Studios are now inviting artists to apply for studio spaces to commence next year.
- There is essentially a new filter in the application process, because the Government is inviting people to apply.
- For the first time, virtually every candidate has their own Internet website and is inviting voters to email questions.
- Next week they'll have an interview with Pantano, and they're inviting readers to submit questions.
- Voters in Rochford and Southend East have received unsolicited letters inviting them to apply to be a postal voter.
- We have a formal where we invite every alum whose ever been through to come back.
- Later in the year, the Revenue will begin writing to people who are currently receiving one of the existing tax credits, inviting them to apply for the new ones.
- In light of the recent statement from the IRA, we are inviting readers to pose questions for the parties regarding their response.
- Balance, the Volume Editor hopes, has here been achieved by inviting contributors who apply both imagination and common sense to their material.
- Gaveling the hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee to order, the chairman invites the attorney general to make his opening remarks.
- Two days after the spill, Morral held a town meeting in a nearby school, inviting townspeople to ask questions.
- In pleading guilty and inviting death by firing squad the narrator is at least making a stand.
- A number of obstacles has led to delays in filling the post, but the union is now inviting applications from suitable candidates.
- Due to maternity leave we are inviting applications for the post of Temporary Playgroup Assistant.
- The Council is one of the first to set up commissioning bodies which invite groups to apply to provide services.
- The site invites children to e-mail questions about the online crossword puzzles.
- A handout of questions for small-group discussion invites conversations in small groups.
- They are questions which we would invite your Lordship to certify as questions of general public importance.
- We invite readers to put their questions so they can attend a question time session during his visit to the city.
- This paper asks many questions and invites the listeners to question their own beliefs.
2.2(call for)he invited questions from the audience — invitó al público a que formulara preguntas
- to invite tenders for a new airport — llamar a un concurso / llamar a licitación para la construcción de un nuevo aeropuerto
- applications are invited for … — queda abierto el plazo para la presentación de solicitudes para …
3(encourage)you're inviting trouble — te estás buscando problemas
- it invites people to draw the wrong conclusions — se presta a que la gente saque conclusiones erróneas
- his work invites comparison with the classics — su obra sugiere comparaciones con los clásicos
- it invites doubts about her suitability for the post — hace dudar sobre su idoneidad para el puesto
- After a few minutes of interrogation and searches, his tone changed, and we were invited to sit down.
- I was once invited to help a group of people in a rehabilitation centre write and then perform a play.
- He was invited to the Jubilee Centre, Bernice Street by a neighbour and dropped in unannounced.
- So when he was invited to stage a new Swan Lake for Pennsylvania Ballet he admits he really enjoyed being his own man.
- "To borrow someone's phrase - elections are not about inviting guests for meals.
- She was invited to sit on the mat spread on the earthen floor, in front of the bench.
- I will also be sending out emails, inviting various tech firms, thought leaders, and researchers to jump in.
- So we were invited to watch one of the One Day internationals and then have a drink with the players afterwards in the bar.
- We were invited to stay in people's houses, our bikes stabled with the oxen and sheep.
- At the beginning of the week I was invited to do something with my friend in Barrie.
- We were invited to interact with them or sit back and enjoy what they were sharing.
- But I was invited to join some of my friends, and they will give me a ride home later.
- During his extended stay he was invited to join a magical ceremony, where the music and dancing went on all night.
- We had lunch out this afternoon and then this evening we were invited to supper at Andreas and Peppa's house.
- You are invited to come along and have a cuppa, where you will meet old friends, and make new ones.
- She also claimed that he organised meals and parties to which she was invited to network and meet people.
- You are invited to anonymously contribute a secret to the PostSecret project.
- Quite a few years ago I was invited to spend a weekend with a friend of my sister's and a few buddies.
- If you are invited to get involved as you probably will be, your help will be much appreciated.
- I was invited to read some of it at School Assembly and after that my stutter went.
- By 1865, to paint the circle of Manet and Fantin was to invite more criticism for the group.
- Wood certainly does not intend to invite a dry, studious response.
- Slavery depended on force, inviting the enslaved to answer with resistance.
- This would invite or ignite horrible reaction in the Middle East.
- In fact in some instances they may invite more criticism than praise.
- I mean this is provocative statements that are inviting a counter reaction from the government, and now she got it.
- The films he made look simple at first glance, yet already invite a more complicated response.
- Watt's paintings of antique fabric especially invite such a variety of responses.
- This situation invites the view that the evolution of higher taxes was driven by changes in single major genes that acted as switches between such alternate forms.
- It invites the Court to make a punitive order as to costs against the ‘person’ whose conduct has been improper.
- I don't often use my bell as it seems impatient and may invite further criticism
- The case invites the Court to revisit the breadth of constitutionally protected privacy and the status of homosexuality in our legal system.
- That is because too much predictability in the name of transparency weakens control by the gaming responses it invites.
- Perhaps we should invite those who criticise and abuse with little provocation?
- After a moment, David became more demanding, inviting more of a response from Carrie.
- I didn't think to myself it would invite more criticism, which I definitely should have thought.
- Piloting will provide a guide for rephrasing questions to invite a richer response.
- But determining its place within a general taxonomy invites a further step.
- Thus, consistent with Newton's famous law, lousy management invites an equal and opposing reaction.
- They also possess a crisp beauty that invites an immediate retinal response, even if their content steers the viewer away from any purely formalist reading.
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