Declining an invitation
I have a situation, someone invited me to eat dinner with them, but I am not interested. If I were speaking with an english speaker, I would simply say 'nah, im not up for it'. But I know that I cant say this to a Chinese person. So my question is, how can I express this idea while meeting my three goals?
1- Let him know I don't want to go
2- Do so without sounding like a complete dickhead
3- do so without dodging the question.
Also, I have an aversion to lying, so this means that I am not willing to tell him that Im too busy, when it isn't the case. In fact, if he thinks this, then he may simply ask again in a few days, and I haven't solved the problem.
Any help would be appreciated
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