[, nai] (aux-adj) (1) not (verb-negating suffix; may indicate question or invitation with rising intonation); (suf,adj-i) (2) (See 忙しない) emphatic suffix (used after the root of an adjective); (P) [Add to Longdo]
[, naika] (exp) (1) (See ませんか) (used to ask a question in the negative) won't (hasn't, isn't, doesn't, etc.); (2) (used to make invitations, express desires or give indirect commands) won't you [Add to Longdo]
[, mashou ; masho (ik); mahyo (ik)] (exp) (1) (pol) (ましょ is a colloquialism in standard Japanese; まひょ is a colloquialism in Kansai dialect) (See ます) (used to express the speaker's volition) I'll; (2) (used to make an invitation, request, etc.) let's; (3) (See でしょう) (used to express a conjecture) probably [Add to Longdo]
[, masenka] (exp) (1) (pol) (See ます) (used to ask a question in the negative) won't (hasn't, isn't, doesn't, etc.); (2) (used to make invitations, express desires or give indirect commands) won't you; (P) [Add to Longdo]
Result from Foreign Dictionaries (3 entries found)
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Invitation \In`vi*ta"tion\, n. [L. invitatio: cf. F. invitation.
1. The act of inviting; solicitation; the requesting of a
person's company; as, an invitation to a party, to a
dinner, or to visit a friend.
2. A document written or printed, or spoken words, conveying
the message by which one is invited.
3. Allurement; enticement. [R.]
She gives the leer of invitation. --Shak.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
n 1: a request (spoken or written) to participate or be present
or take part in something; "an invitation to lunch"; "she
threw the invitation away"
2: a tempting allurement; "she was an invitation to trouble"
From French-English FreeDict Dictionary ver. 0.3.4 [fd-fra-eng]:
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