JLPT N5 Grammar (ga hoshii)

Meaning

to want something

How to use

Nounがほしい
が欲しい
ga hoshii がほしい jlpt n5 grammar meaning 文法例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: / (ga hoshii). Meaning: to want something.This grammar is used to show you want something.

Simply add after a noun.

これ -> kore ga hoshii -> I want this.

There is also a kanji version が欲しい, but it is commonly used with just hiragana:


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Example #1

もっとおかねがほしいです。
motto okane ga hoshii desu.
I want more money.
Example #2

かのじょがほしい。
kanojo ga hoshii.
I want a girlfriend.
Example #3

おかねがたくさんほしい。
okane ga takusan hoshii.
I want a lot of money. (it's OK to split が and ほしい)
Example #4

なんにんこどもがほしいですか?
nan nin kodomo ga hoshii desu ka?
How many children do you want to have?
Example #5

あたらしいGoProカメラがほしいです!
atarashii gopuro kamera ga hoshii desu!
I want the new GoPro camera!
Example #6

いつかじぶんのいえがほしいです。
itsuka jibun no ie ga hoshii desu.
I want to have my own house one day.
Example #7

わたしがほしいものはじゆうです。
watashi ga hoshii mono wa jiyuu desu.
What I want is freedom.
Example #8

にほんでつくられたくるまがほしい。
nihon de tsukurareta kuruma ga hoshii.
I want a car made in Japan.
Example #9

さいきん、しごとがいそがしすぎてリラックスするじかんがほしい。
saikin, shigoto ga isogashi sugite rirakkusu suru jikan ga hoshii.
Work is too busy lately, I want some time to relax.
Example #10

かれがもっているみたいなパソコンがほしい。
kare ga motteiru mitai na pasokon ga hoshii.
I want a computer like the one he has.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
お金おかねmoney
子供こどもchild
新しいあたらしいnew; novel; fresh; recent; latest
自分じぶんmyself; yourself; oneself; himself; herself; i; me
日本にほんJapan
くるまcar; automobile; vehicle
仕事しごとwork; job; business
待つまつto wait​
彼女かのじょshe; her; girlfriend
お金おかねmoney
沢山たくさんa lot
何人なんにんhow many (people)
子供こどもchildren
新しいあたらしいnew
自由じゆうfreedom
作るつくるto make
最近さいきんlately
仕事しごとwork
忙しいいそがしいbusy
時間じかんtime

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