くれる

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Etymology 1[edit]

The kanji spelling 呉れる is an example of ateji (当て字), based on a kun reading of , kure, which referred to China in ancient Japan.

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Verb[edit]

くれる (ichidan conjugation, rōmaji kureru)

  1. to give (to the speaker, or someone close to the speaker, such as a family member)
    友達 (ともだち)CD (シーディー)くれた
    Tomodachi ga shīdī o kureta.
    My friend gave me a CD.
  2. to do for someone
     (さら) (あら)ってくれる
    Osara o arattekureru.
    He washes the dishes for me.
Usage notes[edit]
  • The receiver is always the speaker or someone close to the speaker such as a family member.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

くれる (ichidan conjugation, rōmaji kureru)

  1. 暮れる: to get dark by sunset, to suffer