Making an Invitation

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Notice this dialogue below: 

Sam          : What are you doing this weekend, Ameena? (Apa yang akan kamu lakukan di akhir pekan ini, Ameena?)

Ameena  :  Let see….( Coba aku lihat)

I think I must get ready for my test. Why? ( Sepertinya aku harus bersiap-siap untuk tes saya. Kenapa?).

Sam         :  I wonder whether you would care to come on a picnic with us this weekend

( Saya ingin tahu apakah kamu ingin ikut piknik bersama kami di akhir minggu ini)

Ameena  : Ooh..that would be great fun, but, I can’t ( Ooh itu akan sangat menyenangkan, tapi aku tidak bisa )

Sam         : That’s ok. How about next weekend, what will do?

(Tidak apa-apa. Bagaimana kalau minggu depan, apa yang akan kamu lakukan?)

Ameena  : Nothing special as far as I know. Why? ( Setahu saya tidak ada yang khusus. Kenapa?)

Sam         : Would you care to have lunch with us? ( Maukah kamu makan siang bersama kami?)

Ameena  : Yes, I’d love to. Thanks for inviting me (Ya, saya mau. Terima kasih atas sudah mengundang saya)

Sam         : You are welcome. I’ll be waiting for you. (Sama-sama. Aku akan menunggumu )

If you want to make an invitation for someone, you can say:

  1. How about coming over to my place on Saturday?
  2. I thought you might like to come to  my party
  3. We are going to have a party. Can you come?
  4. I’m having a party. I would be happy if you could come

If you want to accept the invitation, you can say:

  1. That sounds like fun. Which day will it be held? ( Kedengarannya menyenangkan. Kapan acaranya diadakan?)
  2. Yes, I’d love to, but when/where/what time? ( Ya, saya mau tapi kapan/dimana/jam berapa?)

      3. I am pleased to accept your invitation to…..( Saya senang menerima undanganmu ke…….)

      4. That would be lovely. Thank you. ( Hal itu akan menyenangkan. Terima kasih )

      5. Thanks, that would be very nice . (informal)

If you decline the invitation, you can say:

1. I would like to come, but unfortunately I have a previous engagement
( Saya ingin datang tapi sayangnya saya sudah ada janji )

  1. I’d really like to come, but….( Saya ingin sekali datang tapi…)
  2. Well, that’s very kind of you, but I’m afraid I’ve already arranged /promised to…

( Anda baik sekali tapi saya sudah ada janji ke…)

  1. Well, that’s very kind of you, but I’m afraid I’m a little tied up ( Anda baik sekali tapi jadwal saya agak padat )
  2. If you don’t mind, I’d rather not. I’ve got a bit of a headache.

( Kalau anda tidak keberatan, saya memilih tidak pergi. Saya agak sakit kepala )

  1. Thank you, I’ve got lots of work to do ( Terima kasih, saya banyak pekerjaan yang harus diselesaikan )

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