N5 Lesson 9: 11/12
くれる 呉れる


to give (me)
to be given

⚠ For both くれる and あげる,
に marks the recipient. If you want to express act of giving something to someone outside of your inner circle use あげる instead.

Structure Legend
Giver(*)(1) + Recipient(*) + Object(*)くれる

Recipient(*) + Giver(*)(1) + Object(*)くれる

Giver(*)(1) + Object(*) + Recipient(*)くれる

(*) Giver
Recipent and Object are Nouns
[くれる describes something being given to you or someone inside your inner circle from someone outside it]
[くれる → To give towards the speaker・あげる → To give away from the speaker]

[Only used if the result is desirable・If the context is clear, both the giver and the receiver can be omitted]

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My mom gave me a cool pen.
[I was given a cool pen from my mom.]

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