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Ask my Japanese friend to come out for a meal?

Postby maikumaiku » Thu 06.28.2012 8:10 am

I'd like to ask my Japanese friend for a meal. I have composed a short email and included the following sentence.

金ようびはしごとあとでXさんとレストランでピッザを食べにいくつもりです。Yさんもきてくれませんか?

I think this means:

After work on Friday, I'm going to eat pizza at a restaurant with X-san. Won't you come as well, Y-san?

Is this an OK (and more importantly, polite!) way to ask the question?

Once again, I'd really appreciate any help.

Mike
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Re: Ask my Japanese friend to come out for a meal?

Postby Ongakuka » Thu 06.28.2012 9:43 am

Hello Mike :)

That's more or less perfect but I have a couple of suggestions all the same:

しごとあとで

I think ピザ is the correct spelling for 'pizza'

I would suggest using きてもらえませんか which has a nuance of 'can't I get you to come out with us?' but きてくれませんか is also fine. The politeness level is perfect. Enjoy your pizza!
なぜなら、おまえは・・・・・・人形だ
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Re: Ask my Japanese friend to come out for a meal?

Postby maikumaiku » Thu 06.28.2012 12:00 pm

Thanks very much, Ongakuka. And thanks for the PMs also.

I'll make a note of the moraemasen ka varioation too.

Cheers

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Re: Ask my Japanese friend to come out for a meal?

Postby Shiroisan » Thu 06.28.2012 7:07 pm

Ah there was another mistake that I think Ongakuka forgot to mention. They way you used いく requires that your location is marked with the に particle. So it should be:

レストランピザをたべにいくつもりです。
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