Скажите пожалуйста какая разница между: Приглашать и Пригласить?

Есть ли разница?

When would you use either one of them?

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These are two aspects of the same verb:

  1. Imperfective aspect: Приглашать.
  2. Perfective aspect: Пригласить.

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The difference in usage.

1."Пригласить" means to invite somebody just once (on some occasion).

Она пригласила его на свадьбу.

Позвольте пригласить вас на танец.

2."Приглашать" is used in most other cases.

(a) somebody was invited numerous times, each time, etc.

Каждый год я приглашал её на Рождество.

(b) in some negative expressions

Он пришёл в гости, хотя я его не приглашал.

(it is also possible to say "не пригласил" here but the version above adds a bit of emphasis, like 'I can't remember inviting him', 'I definitely did't invite him')

(c) in case where the invitation wasn't accepted

Я его приглашал, но он отказался от приглашения.

(like, he 'failed to invite' that person, maybe even tried it twice, etc.)

(d) when speaking about past days (maybe once, but long ago)

Я в своё время даже приглашал его на охоту. 

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