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Can someone help me understand the meaning of どれどれ、見せてもらおうかな? Specifically with the word もらおうかな if it is a verb, a contraction and show me some examples.

Thank you very much in advance.

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This construction is an informal version of 見せてもらおうかな, parsed as

見せてもらおう volitional form of the compound verb 見せてもらう
かな sentence-ending particle indicating uncertainty (or a tentative question)

It means something like "Maybe I should get a look at it (from someone)", depending on the context in which it is used.

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  • Thank you so so so much. It is the first time that I ask a question and I did not think they answered me so quickly So it was just an informal volitional way of the verb 貰う, I spent more than an hour searching the internet for meaning I think if they had used the kanji 貰 in the sentence, it would have been easier to understand it Te mando un saludo desde México y gracias por tu respuesta – Samael Lara Jun 21 at 19:52
  • please upvote if you found the answer helpful :) – kandyman Jun 21 at 20:11
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    @SamaelLara もらう is almost never written with Kanji, sorry to say – Aeon Akechi Jun 21 at 20:44
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    "This construction is an informal version of 見せてもらおうかな" Am I missing something, is there another version mentioned somewhere? – Leebo Jun 21 at 22:11
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    It was different before. He edited it after I answered I think – kandyman Jun 21 at 23:08
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どれどれ、見せてもらおうかな?

The literal translation would be:

What's going on, let me have a look?

So it's a commanded request, most likely from a parent/teacher/superior/etc. If it was for someone on equal stature, I would use 見せてもらえる? For someone above me, it would be 見せてもらえませんか?

-- Starfox

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