英会話のコツ: Giving Gifts

Giving gifts is wonderful, but it can be difficult to express sometimes. Here are some ways to say that you have given or bought presents for your friends and family

 

 

Common mistakes

 

  • I bought a present to my grandson
  • He bought for me a new watch
  • I gave a present for my mother

 

buy …. (item) for …. (someone)

 

  • I bought a present for my grandson
  • He bought a teddy bear for me

 

buy …. (someone) + …. (item)

 

  • He bought me a new watch
  • John bought his sister a new pony

 

give …. (someone) +  …..(item)

 

  • I gave him a card
  • My grandmother gave me some money

 

give …. (item) + to + …. (someone)

 

  • I gave a present to my brother
  • He will give this to you

 

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