JLPT N4 Grammar (te kureru)


to do a favor; do something for someone

How to use

Verb (て form)くれる
te kureru てくれる てくれる jlpt n4 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (te kureru) / (te kuremasu) / (te kureta). Meaning: to do a favor; request a favor; do something for someone.

This can be used to either:

  1. ask a favor from someone.
  2. express something was done for you.

The recipient of the favor (usually oneself), should be marked with .

Meaning 1) Asking a favor

When asking for a favor, often the negative form is used.

These are all ways to say “please teach me”:

  • 教えてくれる? (oshiete kureru)
  • 教えてくれない? (oshiete kurenai)
  • 教えてくれませんか? (oshiete kuremasen ka)

How To Use て form:

This grammar requires the use of て form. If you don’t know how to conjugate it, you can reference this table.

If you already know how to use て form, skip down to the examples.

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- Example Sentences

Each example sentence includes a Japanese hint, the romaji reading, and the English translation.

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Example #1

tetsudatte kureru?
Will you help me?
Example #2

kare nara yatte kureru.
We can count on him to help us.
Example #3

haha wa boku ni mainichi bentou o tukutte kureru.
My mom makes my bento lunch for me every day.
Example #4

te o kashite kuremasu ka?
Will you please help me out?
Example #5

watashi ni nihongo o oshiete kuremasu ka?
Will you please teach me Japanese?
Example #6

sumimasen, shashin o totte kuremasen ka?
Excuse me, could you please take a photo for me?
Example #7

tomodachi ga eki made okutte kureta.
My friend helped take me to the station.
Example #8

kanojo wa watashi ni kukkii o tsukutte kureta.
My girlfriend made some cookies for me.
Example #9

shiranai hito ga, eki made no michi o oshiete kureta.
A stranger helped me find my way to the station.
Example #10

buchou wa watashi ni sushi o ogotte kuremashita.
My boss (manager) treated me to sushi.

Vocabulary List

手伝うてつだうto help
かれhe; him
ぼくI; me (man)
毎日まいにちevery day
弁当べんとうbento lunch box
作ってくれるつくってくれるto make for me
手を貸すてをかすto lend a hand
教えるおしえるto teach
写真を撮るしゃしんをとるto take a photo
送るおくるto take; send of
彼女かのじょshe; girlfriend
おごってくれるto treat someone

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