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Getting started with Spanish 3
Getting started with Spanish 3

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6 Accepting or declining invitations

In this section you are going to look at how to accept and decline invitations informally in Spanish.

Here are some expressions you can use:

For accepting:
Vale Okay
¡Estupendo! Great!
¡Claro! Sure!
Sí, me encantaría Yes, I’d love to
¡Venga! Let’s!
De acuerdo Of course!
For declining:
No, gracias. No me gusta… No thanks, I don’t like…
No puedo porque tengo que trabajar I can’t because I have to work
No me apetece I don’t fancy it
Lo siento, no tengo tiempo I’m sorry, I don’t have time

Notice that – as in English – an explanation is often added to a rejection in order to soften it.