Decoded Slug: Verb てあげる (Verb te ageru)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Verb てあげる (Verb te ageru)

Verb てあげる (Verb te ageru)

Short explanation:

Used to express doing something for someone; 'do something for someone'.


Verb-て form + あげる


Tomodachi ga tsukareteita kara, nimotsu wo motte ageta.
Since my friend was tired, I carried their luggage for them.
Otouto ga shukudai ga wakaranakatta node, tetsudatte ageta.
My younger brother couldn't understand the homework, so I helped him.
Kanojo ga okuresou datta kara, eki made mukae ni itte ageta.
She was running late, so I went to pick her up at the station.
Inu ga nodo ga kawaita sou datta node, mizu wo nomasete ageta.
The dog seemed thirsty, so I gave it water to drink.

Long explanation:

The てあげる grammar point is used to express that the speaker or someone other than the listener is doing something for someone else. It shows that the action is being done as a favor or out of kindness. This grammar point is used with verbs in their て-form, followed by あげる.

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