Off topic: the various ways of asking someone out to lunch
Thread poster: yolanda Speece
yolanda Speece  Identity Verified
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Mar 29, 2007

This is an off topic for fun.

They say that it isn't so much what you say it is how you say it. What are the different ways to invite someone to eat in Spanish?

Please use colorful phrases, off color phrases as well as the more formal ones.

I look forward to your input!


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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Why not put this on KudoZ Mar 29, 2007

It is quite possible to get both colorful and off-color answers there.

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Anna Sylvia Villegas Carvallo
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:) Mar 30, 2007

Yolanda Speece wrote:

What are the different ways to invite someone to eat in Spanish?


—Recién hicimos un concurso, y tú ganaste el primer premio— le digo.
—¿Ah, sí? ¿Y cuál es ese premio?— pregunta ella.
—Una invitación a comer conmigo— replico yo con mi mejor sonrisa.

(Generalmente se ríe, gira la cara y se hace la difícil, pero rompemos el hielo... Después planeamos si salimos o no.)



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Elena Robles Sanjuan  Identity Verified
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A very special sandwich Mar 30, 2007

My partner is English. I met him in Granada, Spain, when I was still a student and he was trying to come to terms with the fact that "dos cervezas por favor" doesn´t exactly take you anywhere other than a bar.
We both worked at a conference for five days and it was there that he learned the word "bocadillo" and thought was very useful, even to flirt with a Spanish girl.
So, every time we had to decide what to do for lunch, he´d say "I want to be your bocadillo".
Needless to say it took him a little bit longer to fully convince me


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yolanda Speece  Identity Verified
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Well... Mar 30, 2007

Jack Doughty wrote:

It is quite possible to get both colorful and off-color answers there.


Because this is more of a discussion. If I put it on Kudoz, then there is the point issue and I wanted a discussion more than anything else and I think this allows for such interaction.


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M Helena Ayala
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In Mexico - Disparar Mar 30, 2007

"Ven, te disparo (unos tacos)"


"Disparar" meaning that I will pay for what you eat.


Saludos


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Jenny Forbes  Identity Verified
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... y el segundo premio es ... Mar 31, 2007

Tadzio Carvallo wrote:

Yolanda Speece wrote:

What are the different ways to invite someone to eat in Spanish?


—Recién hicimos un concurso, y tú ganaste el primer premio— le digo.
—¿Ah, sí? ¿Y cuál es ese premio?— pregunta ella.
—Una invitación a comer conmigo— replico yo con mi mejor sonrisa.

(Generalmente se ríe, gira la cara y se hace la difícil, pero rompemos el hielo... Después planeamos si salimos o no.)



Y el segundo premio es ... dos citas conmigo.

Only joking, Tadzio.
Saludos,
Jenny.


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Anna Sylvia Villegas Carvallo
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;) Mar 31, 2007

Jenny Forbes wrote:

Y el segundo premio es ... dos citas conmigo.

Only joking, Tadzio.
Saludos,
Jenny.


I'd be pleased!

Thanks, Jenny.


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