Word Usage

Invitation vs. Reception

Turkish to English translators frequently confuse invitation (davet) with reception.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English defines invitation and reception as follows:

Invitation:   A written or spoken request to someone, inviting them to go somewhere or do something or a card inviting someone to attend a party, wedding etc.

Reception:  A large formal party to celebrate an event or to welcome someone.

Dragoman prefers translating davet into English not as invitation but as reception.

Depending on the context, we can translate davet also as dinner, GALA dinner, party or cocktail party.