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    Ask mum downstairs for dinner?

    Hello Everyone,

    I would like to know here if it is standard and natural to say "ask your mum downstairs for dinner"?

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    Sky

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    Re: Ask mum downstairs for dinner?

    Yes. I might say, "Invite your mum downstairs for dinner" but "ask" is the same thing.

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    #3

    Re: Ask mum downstairs for dinner?

    Wouldn't most mums be downstairs cooking the dinner anyway?
    Everyone knows, mum's cooking is the best.

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    #4

    Re: Ask mum downstairs for dinner?

    Quote Originally Posted by indonesia View Post
    Wouldn't most mums be downstairs cooking the dinner anyway?
    Everyone knows, mum's cooking is the best.
    That concerns the culture differences, I think. Lots of adult Chinese lives with their parents, like us. And usually the parents take the oblications of taking care of the grandchildren and the home, while their sons and daughters work to support the family. Of couse, if not fully committed or tired, the sons and daughters will do the housework and it is not necessary that the family are supported by the juniors. The seniors have their own pensions and some of them do part time jobs or are employed to get extra earnings!

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    Re: Ask mum downstairs for dinner?

    Some alternatives:

    Ask Mum to come down for dinner

    Do invite Mum to join us for dinner

    Invite Mum to come downstairs and have dinner with us

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