Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by Jo S, Mar 16, 2005.
How would you say "you are invited..." in French? For a written invitation.
It depends on... context !! (we often ask for some more context in that forum, don't be upset !!)
Can you please explain what kind of invitation, and what kind of people you intend to invite (close friends, relatives, social friends, colleagues, etc.)
Thank you. It is for an invitation going to persons who are connected through their high school-age children, and related to an activity that they are involved in. Some are acquaintances and some are not.
I would say "vous êtes conviés"...
Vous etes vivement attendu...
[depending on how much of a snob you feel like being]
... or of a liar....
I notice that Jabote uses a plural ending in his/her reply while amerloque uses a generic masculine singular in his/hers. Which would you use in a general invitation?
jabote's is more formal. (and i like it better)
both are correct, the plural one obviously addresses the collectivity of potential guests, whereas jabote's address each guest as an individual.
Fetchez, just to be clear I think you've got it the wrong way round - Jabote had the plural ending
crickey. call the men in white, i'm officially losing it. <sighs>
well, i still like the singular one better. and i think i made a lot of mistakes in my previous post, conjugation-wise. <sighs, blushes, and collapses into bed>
you made one but i nivite you to make yourself feel better by relecting upon the daily havoc caused by my inablility to type.
(...jabote's addresses each...)
sigh, blush and collapse, surely? Sorry, it's so rare to find a misplaced or missing "s" in your posts I couldn't help it. Bonne nuit!
*rushes to the aid of the flv*
she was writing in the 3rd person
I know - it was a joke - flv wrote "whereas jabote's address each guest" instead of addresses earlier (that's what she's refering to before going to bed).
aha. im just being slow
You know what, Benjy ? Just try to type with your FINGERS, instead of your TOES, sometimes it helps !
i had a problem with my s, you with your r
Touché. I'm never going to win, so I'm going to bow out gracefully .
Separate names with a comma.