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The following sentences contain expressions featuring the word “もらう” which is read “morau” and usually means “obtain.” It also means to “get something done with help from others.” We hope you’ll remember the following expressions after repeating them to help expand your English conversation skills.

Can I ask for a discount?

(おまけしてもらえませんか?)

I had my friend help me with my homework.

(友達に宿題を手伝ってもらった)

If you want to open a restaurant, you have to obtain permission from the local public health center.

(飲食店を開くには地元の保健所から許可をもらう必要がある)

I got a letter from a friend who lives in Hokkaido.

(北海道に住む友人から手紙をもらった)

I caught a cold from my colleague in the office.

(会社で同僚から風邪をもらった)

I want people to stop using smartphones when they ride bicycles.

(自転車に乗りながらスマホを操作するのはやめてもらいたい)

The story was so sad that it made me cry.

(あまりにも悲しい話だったのでもらい泣きした)

Those fruits are a gift from my uncle.

(その果物は叔父からのもらい物です)

It is sometimes really tough to earn money by working at a company.

(会社で働いてお金をもらうのは時としてとても大変なことです)

At yesterday’s soccer match, I thought “We won the game,” when we scored the second point.

(昨日のサッカーの試合で2点目が入った時、「この試合はもらった」と思った。)

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