Shall I lend it…, 貸しましょうか?借りましょうか? [JLPT grammar]

What is the difference between 借(か)りる and 貸(か)す ?

Yes, it is “borrow” and “lend”.

So what if you put 〜ましょうか after that?

These two words sometimes confuse Japanese learners…😓


[Unnatural sentence]



A: Is that manga interesting?
B: Yes, it is interesting. Would you like me to lend you it?


Can you find a mistake?



[Sensei’s correction]





借りる borrow, rent

貸す lend, loan


Whose manga book is this?
It is B’s.

Aさんが借りる  A borrows (B’s book).

Bさんが貸す   B lends A (a book).


When you put 〜ましょうか after the verbs,

借りましょうか  Shall I borrow it?

貸しましょうか  Shall I lend it?


When B says to A…

貸しましょうか Shall I lend it?」is correct.



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貸す and 借りる are N5(beginner) words.

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