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2005.12.15

If you'd like to arrange a party, here's a great way to get things started!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: 役に立つ表現
WOULD YOU LIKE TO (COME TO OUR PARTY)?
〜しませんか?(私達のパーティーにいらっしゃいませんか?)

Explanation

  • A good way to invite someone to a party is by asking:
  • Would you like to come to our party?
    Of course, Would you like to...? can be used for other kinds of invitations as well. (See below for examples.)
    Here are some common ways to accept or decline an invitation:
    WAYS TO SAY 'YES':
    I'd love to!
    That would be great/nice.
    WAYS TO SAY 'NO':
    I'm sorry, but... (formal)
    I'd like to, but I'm afraid (I can't).
    Thanks, but...
  • 誰かをパーティーへ招待する際は、以下のようにたずねましょう:

    Would you like to come to our party?
    私達のパーティーにいらっしゃいませんか?
    もちろん、Would you like to...?という表現は、他のことに対する招待にも使うことができます。下のExamplesを参照してください。

    以下は招待を受けるときや断るときの一般的な方法です:

    「はい」と言うとき 
     I'd love to!  喜んで!
    That would be great/nice.  それはいいですね。

    「いいえ」と言うとき
    I'm sorry, but... (※ていねいな言い方)  残念ですが…。
    I'd like to, but I'm afraid (I can't).  〜したいのですが、残念ながら(できません)。
    Thanks, but...  ありがとう、でも...

examples

  1. a: Would you like to come to our Christmas party?
    b: I'd love to! When is it?
  2. a: I was wondering if you would like to have dinner with me sometime.
    b: That would be nice.
  3. a: Would you like to spend Christmas with us?
    b: Oh, thanks, but I'm afraid I've already made plans for Christmas.

英会話レッスンWould you like to join us for another edition of WordMaster tomorrow? ... er, you DID answer with one of the expressions under “WAYS TO SAY 'YES'”, didn't you?