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.
    かわいい (おんな) ()をデートに (さそ)
    kawaii onna no ko o dēto ni sasou
    invite a cute girl out on a date

Usage notes[edit]

  • someonesomethingに誘う — invite someone to do something
     (だれ)かを散歩 (さんぽ) (さそ)
    dareka o sanpo ni sasou
    invite someone out for a stroll
  • someonesomeplaceへ誘う — invite someone to go somewhere
    • The place can refer to some kind of activity location, such as a concert or a play.
  • someoneからsomethingに誘われる — (passive) to be invited by someone to do something
  • someoneからsomeplaceへ誘われる — (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.