This image shows the difference between the main verbs of giving and receiving in Japanese.

あげる、くれる、もらう。

Notice how with small changes in particles we change the active giver and receiver of the sentence.

The が particle is a marker for the Subject of the sentence (or thought) and is the active one associated with the sentence-final verb (Above as: to give/will give, to receive/will receive)

Giverが Recipientに あげる。

Giverに Recipientが もらう。

(We/usに)Giverが くれる。

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