Giving and Receiving あげる、くれる、もらう

あげる、くれる、もらう

These three verbs are easy to mix up, but they aren't too difficult if you spend some time learning each word's function. It is of course more complex than this page allows, but this should give you a fairly good understanding.

The Word: あげる
arrow When you, the speaker, give something to someone, use あげる

これをあなたにあげます
kore o anata ni agemasu.
I will give you this.

NOTE: The receiver is the one with the に particle (あなたに to you).

 

The Word: くれる
arrow This is also usually translated as 'give' but it is from the receiver's point of view.

田中さんがこれを私にくれました
tanaka san ga kore o watashi ni kuremashita.
Tanaka