Questions tagged [giving-and-receiving]

Questions regarding verbs of giving and receiving such as あげる, もらう, くれる, also called donatory verbs

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Concensus on やりもらい動詞

In this post, I insisted that AはBにしてもらう is synonymous to BはAにしてくれる but not necessarily to BはAにしてやる / あげる. However, there was a counterargument that says you can't use くれる unless the speaker is ...
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AはBにしてもらう=BはAにしてくれる?

There is an exercise problem in my workbook: 木村さん:明日は奈良を案内しますよ。 張さん:ありがとうございます。 Four options are provided (I only list the two that I find confusing): 1.張さんは木村さんに奈良を案内してもらいます。 4....
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Differences between くれます, もらいます and いただきます

I have been taught that they are used when receiving something (or a favor) from someone. But how exactly do they differ? I've searched the web for an answer and One site suggests that くれます is ...
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帰路についてくれた translation

全員空気を読んで、立ち止まることなく帰路についてくれたのはありがたい判断だ。 The speaker told his friends to return home first without him, since there was something he has to do. I'm confused about how to translate 帰路についてくれた. 帰路について (...
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What particles and what verb forms to use when attached to もらう or くれる

I was speaking with a friend and at one point in making plans said something like: 田中さんに連絡されてもらった後で… but was corrected to: 連絡してもらった後で. I understand how the particles and such work with the もらう ...
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のために + ~てあげる/くれる

I'm not sure, but I think there is an error in Genki's Grammar point of Lesson 16: In the first grammar point they explain ~てあげる/くれる and say that if a verb doesn't have a "beneficiaries part" like 〇〇...
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てくれる vs てもらう when the topic or subject is implied

From my understanding てくれる and てもらう "mean the same" from the "receiver" point of view, but the way the topic and subject are placed is a bit different, for instance: 僕は友達にゲームのやり方を教えてもらった and ...
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Is おくれ interchangeable of くれ?

Suppose a boss is telling his/her subordinates not to be angry by saying 怒らないでおくれよ。 What is the meaning of おくれ in this context? And is it interchangeable with the sentence "怒らないでくれよ。" ?
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appending くれる to verbs for unwanted things that someone else did

Appending くれる to the て form of a (normal) verb means that someone else did the work. For example: 食べてくれた - (someone) ate it (and I am happy he ate it) The sentence above has a nuance that the ...
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How to say “the one I sent the letter to”

I sent him the letter - 彼に手紙を送ってあげた  He was the one who sent me the letter - 手紙を送ってくれたのは、彼だった He was the one I sent the letter to - ???
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Receiving allowance / allowing others to do something using させて+もらう/くれる constructions [closed]

I have reached the topic mentioned in the title and found myself struggling to understand it. First off, my textbook explained it pretty much poorly (but I guess that's enough to understand it at ...
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I need some help with んです/ので/ん

I was studyng from a book and I can't answer this question (and I don`t have the answers) the question is: 普通の言い方に直すとどうなりますか。 私に予約してくれんか。 a)予約してくれないのですか。 b)予約してくれるのですか。 c)予約してくれませんか。 To me all of ...
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やる and あげる when used with て-form of verb [duplicate]

What's the difference when using やる and あげる with the て-form of a verb. For example: 教えてやる and 教えてあげる.
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Meaning of ~てやる

Does ~てやる work the same way as ~てあげる does? Does ~てやる have any other meanings?
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ください/くれる and its various conjugations

When asking someone else to do a favour, one would append ください or くれる. For example, 手伝ってください or 手伝ってくれる to either mean "please help me" in the former case and "can you help me" in the latter case. ...
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Usage of 手伝う and お手伝いをする

I want to say "If I can help with your English studies ...". I thought of three ways, none of which I'm sure is natural: 英語の勉強を手伝ってあげられたら... 英語の勉強のお手伝いをしてあげられたら... 英語の勉強のお手伝いができたら... I looked up ...
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Could you help me understand the use of くれ in this example?

I'm new to Japanese Stack Exchange. I've been studying Japanese with Rocket Japanese for the past two months and would love to have a resource to ask for some advice and guidance when I spend far too ...
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1人ではできなかったので友達に手伝って______。

Could you please explain why the correct answer is 「もらいました」 and not 「くれました」? Multiple choice answers are: ①やりました ②もらいました ③くれました ④あげました Thanks!!!
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くれた and もらった used with 泊まって

Recently, I chanced upon the sentence 友達の家に泊まってくれてしたり... or was it 泊まってもらってしたり... (Couldn't really recall, but they would translate to the same thing) which translates to "do things like me staying at ...
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注意する conjugation and ~てもらう

I'm to conjugate 注意する and associate it with either of "てあげる", "てくれる" and ”てもらう" in the following sentence: 隣の人がうるさくて眠れないので、大家さんから静かにするように(注意する)_____ことにしました。 I picked "注意してもらう", which gives this, ...
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Using もらう with に/を particle and passive/causative forms

I was learning passive and causative forms of Japanese coupled with もらう and particles, and got very confused. A couple of examples and what I think they mean: AさんはBさんを病院に送ってもらう - A received a favor ...
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もらう and もらって when used with various forms of verbs

What happens when I post-fix a って to もらう. Example: 手伝ってもらって. I know 手伝ってもらう means I receive the favor of someone helping me. But what does conjugating もらう to its て form does? Also, in its ...
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Confusion between もらいます and くれます when used as a post-fix to te-form verbs

I was at Japanese class today and I heard these phrases while I was listening to chokai: 休んでくれますか (Can you give me the favour of resting for today) 休ませてもらいませんか (Can you let me rest for today?) ...
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Who belongs to one's “group” in business?

I understand that family members are considered to be inside one's group, allowing for sentences such as: 先生は母にレポートを送ってくれた。/ The teacher sent my mother a report. Now, in the world of business, who ...
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What is the function of “に” in the following sentence?

奴隷の分際で王に敬称で呼んでいただくなど……恐れ多いことです。 The slave asked the king to call him by his first name instead of using his surname + "san", so the king asked him why. Then, the slave answered the above sentence. I ...
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貸してあげる、貸してもらう USAGES

Today, I've seen a question about 貸してあげる、貸してもらう Here's the context: りえ : きれいなカメラですね。 あや : これですか。山田さん_____ _____。 These are the choices: が、貸してあげました に、貸してもらいました が、貸していただきました。 に、...
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What does もらえる mean in this sentence ?

Here's an excerpt from the article I am reading (link to the article): あくまで私の個人的な評価ではありますが、この中からあなたのお気に入りの本がきっと見つかるはずですよ!また、今回取り上げる本は文庫版がほとんどなので気軽に買って読んでもらえる作品ばかりです。 Last line is where I am stuck ...
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In AてBてもらう does もらう operate on A and B?

Regarding stickers put on apples to make pictures: シールを作った会社が毎年、農家の人にお願いしてこのりんごを作ってもらっています。 Every year the company that makes these stickers receives requests from farmers and receives the apples ...
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Use of ともちょうだい and speaker consistency

チケットが二枚余ってて~とかいってくる男がいたから、いらないなら2枚ともちょうだいって言っただけ it's cuz there's a guy that said he had 2 extra tickets, "if they aren't needed, i'll accept them" is all I said. The latter half is the speaker ...
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くれる: A verb of volition?

In this answer, user4092 raised the aspect of volition when using giving-and-receiving verbs. Curious to learn more, I did some research and found the following article: https://www.imabi.net/...
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Meaning of もらってもらう?

I found the combination "もらってもらう" in a text in 新完全文法N1, page 142: 「これ、もらってくれるとありがたいんですけど……。」と言って、わたしによく服を譲ってくれる友人がいる。彼女がもう着ない服だ。自分が要らない服を人にもらってもらうのは、意外に難しい。二人がとても親しくて、服の好みが合っている場合に限る。 My questions ...
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Different inflectional forms of くれる

In what situations would someone use one of the following forms over the others when requesting the action やる? やってくれる? やってくれない? やってくれ やって(ください) My assumption is that the first two would translate ...
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Changing verb subject after a favor - Is this a reliable pattern?

Consider the following example sentences from 新完全文法マスター N1 and N2 respectively: Sentence A その仕事は川田さんならやれる。川田さんに頼めばきっとやってくれるだろう。 Sentence B 道に迷ってしまった。通りかかったおばあさんに道を聞いたら、親切に教えてくれた。 In ...
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How to understand 態度を片付け

私は奥さんの態度をどっちかに片付けてもらいたかったのです。 これも usage of ぎりで in this sentence とおなじで、夏目漱石の「こころ」の一文です。 この「てもらいたかった」はこれによると「てもらいたい」の過去時制だとわかっています。 質問は、 この「てもらいたい」は「てほしい」と同じ意味ですか。 「片付け」は「部屋」や「書類」などに使う語のはずです。いみは「...
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Interpretation of “ゴミとして引き取ってもらった”

まあ、新居で邪魔になりそうなものはゴミとして引き取ってもらったけど。 An internal remark from a couple moving into a new place. well, 新居で邪魔になりそうなもの -> the people visiting new place, aka me/us ゴミとして -> me/us as garbage 引き取ってもらったけど -...
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Meaning of ~てもらう in this sentence

I encountered this sentence in a textbook 野菜をたくさん買ったので、店の人に家まで届けてもらいました。 Which one of the following would the sentence is supposed to mean? Since [I] bought a lot of vegetables, [I] had a guy ...
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What is the meaning of もらう here?

I know that もらう has the meaning of 'get' or 'receive', but I am confused with it when it is used in the sentence below: 面白いのでたくさんの人に読んでもらいたい How do I understand the auxiliary verb 'もらう' in this ...
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What does ~てやってくれ means?

Like in the following sentence: 藤岡、いろいろ、教えてやってくれ。 I know that ~てくれ is a command, but I don't understand what that ~や means
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「〜てもらおう」の意味は何ですか。

「〜てもらう」の文法は知っていますが、この下の文章の「〜てもらおう」の意味がわかりませんでした。 例)「一度に全部わかってもらおうなんて、思っちゃいない。」 この「〜てもらおう」を説明していただけませんか。 よろしくお願いします。
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The direction of くれる and あげる: Is 「彼はこじきに一番よい上着をくれてやった。」 a wrong usage?

I've always understood the direction of くれる as such: Outsider ⇒くれる⇒ Me / In-group and あげる as: Me / In-group ⇒あげる⇒ Outsider I was told this direction marks your feeling towards a person as well,...
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How to interpret 喜んでもらえて私も嬉しいです

In reply to my thank-you-message I received the following: 喜んでもらえて私も嬉しいです。 Can it be interpreted as "I am glad that you enjoyed it"?
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How to use あげます、もらいます、and くれます

I have yet to find a good source that covers this in full. But I've seen them being used in places where no giving or receiving is taking place. For example, "写真をとってもらえませんか?" and another one I ...
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Interpreting させていただきます

Speaker 1:先{さき}に食事{しょくじ}に行{い}っていいよ Speaker 2:では,そうさせていただきます Please help understand this conversation - especially the 'させていただきます' construct. What would this translate into English as?
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送ってくれた : Why is both “sending” and “giving” being used together here?

I encountered the sentence: 両親が私にはがきを送ってくれた。 I understand that: 送って translates to a verb meaning "to send", or I assume in this case "sending" due to the "te-form" being used. I also understand ...
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Can 呉れ mean “I give to you” as well as “you give to me”?

Excerpt from よだかの星. Before the Nighthawk leaves, he stops to speak to the kingfisher and says: 「はちすずめへ、あとでよろしく云ってやって呉れ。」 I'm having trouble resolving the 呉れ with へ in this sentence.It seems like ...
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〜てくれますか or 〜てあげますか

Which one of the following is correct? いつお金を返してくれますか。 いつお金を返してあげますか。 And what's the difference?
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What is the correct way to ask someone if he or she can do something?

I want to ask someone if he can translate something for me. However I do not know what the correct way of asking is. I do not want to ask if he wants to do it, but rather if he has the knowledge to do ...
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Does てもらう imply that a service has been requested?

I read this question about the sentence: 野菜をたくさん買ったので、店の人に家まで届けてもらいました。 Without thinking too hard I translated this as a) Because I bought a lot of vegetables the shop keeper delivered them for ...
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Particles that goes with 案内 in a ~てあげる sentence

I'm using Goukaku Dekiru N5·N4 book, and I'm confused about a question there. This is the question: 私が りーさん(  )あんないしてあげましょう And the possible answers: を 2. に 3. から 4. が So, I answered ...