誘う

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S

Verb[edit]

誘う (transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana さそう, romaji sasou)

  1. To invite.

Usage notes[edit]

  • (someone – ) (something – ) 誘う
    to invite (someone) (to do something).
    • 散歩に誘う to tempt (someone) to ramble
  • (someone – ) (someplace – ) 誘う
    to invite (someone) ((to go) somewhere).
    Note: the "place" can refer to some kind of activity location, e.g., a concert or a play.
  • (someone – から) (something – ) 誘われる
    (passive) to be invited (by someone) (to do something).
  • (someone – から) (someplace – ) 誘われる
    (passive) to be invited (by someone) (to someplace).

Verb[edit]

誘う (transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana いざなう, romaji izanau)

  1. To invite.
  2. To tempt; to coerce.