〜てもらう、〜てくれる、〜てあげる、〜てやる、〜たまま and 〜ても

I had a hard time trying to get myself to study today. I kept distracting myself until the day had almost come to an end. Surprisingly, I found that updating this blog was a strong enough motivation to get myself out my bed and learn some grammar. I thought updating this blog regularly would prove to be a difficult thing, but I’ve been enjoying writing on the blog very much.

I studied quite a few grammar points today. Some have been carried over from N5 and some I’ve come across in texts in the past.

〜てもらう The person speaking receives a favour from a person, school, company or country
〜てくれる A person does something for the person speaking
〜てあげる Person A does something for Person B
〜てやる Person does something for a plant

eg:荷物を持ってやります。

~たまま

V (ta form) + まま/  ままだ/ ままのNoun

This was a little tricky for me because each time I tried translating a Japanese sentence into English, the words I used differed. While most of the online resources say まま is used to mean “As it is”, I found that it also took on the meaning of “while doing something”

For example: パジャマを着たまま、食事をしないで。(Do not eat while still wearing pajamas.)

〜ても

This means ‘although, even if’ which is pretty simple. Only thing that one has to remember is the usage pattern.

V (te form)/ Na (te form)/ N て + も

P.S. As I am getting closer to finishing a major chunk of the grammar I had intended to study before the year end, I have been thinking of devoting more time to reading Japanese. Although NHK Easy News is a nice resource for reading, listening practice as well as for learning new words, I wanted to read a more fun text. So if you guys have any suggestions for books or comics or any other kind of text, do leave a comment. Thank you!

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