Konnichiwa! It’s Chika sensei.
Today I share my reply to a student’s question in the JLPT All-in-One course.
I hope you will find it helpful!
(something is done by someone for me or my family)
[A student’s comment]
What’s the difference between 〜てくれる and 〜てもらう when both mean the same that ‘something is done by someone for me and my family’ ?
I don’t understand it clearly.
[Chika Sensei’s reply]
The topic is different.
〜てくれる＝do to me, thank you for helping me
Meaning is the same, It depends on which person you want the topic to be.
And also, 〜てもらう can be used for giving and receiving that does not include me.
（スミスさんは giver）田中さんにおしえてあげました。=not to me
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