A: この本をお借りしたいんですが。
B: すみません この本はお貸しできません。

I got a little confused when it comes to these word like お借り、お貸し。

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    – henreetee
    Commented Feb 28, 2020 at 18:34
  • In this particular case, can you explain you got confused by those words?
    – ajsmart
    Commented Feb 28, 2020 at 20:03
  • @ajsmart At a guess the questioner is not familiar with the お借りする form of the verb. Is there not an existing answer to this question, a duplicate? I looked for one but didn't find this question.
    – user36788
    Commented Feb 28, 2020 at 23:56
  • I am the questioner. Actually I'm learning japanese by myself and don't have someone who can correct the grammar. I don't sure if the sentences I wrote above are grammatically corrected. That's what I wanted to know. And sorry for being late.
    – Jade20
    Commented Mar 1, 2020 at 11:16

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お貸しする is a "humble" way of saying 貸す and similar for お借りする, a "humble" form of 借りる.

There is lots of information on the web about these, for example here on this site:

Usage of お+[verb stem]+する for humble form and お+[verb stem]+になる for honorific form

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    Thank you so much! :)
    – Jade20
    Commented Mar 1, 2020 at 11:19

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