Learn JLPT N5 Grammar (ga hoshii)

How to use


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, but it is commonly used with just hiragana:
    • これ -> kore ga hoshii -> I want this.
  • See all related grammar.
JLPT grammar がほしい (ga hoshii)  - Learn Japanese

- Example Sentences

Each example sentence includes a Japanese hint, the romaji reading, and the English translation.

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Example #1

kanojo ga hoshii.
I want a girlfriend.
Example #2

okane ga hoshii.
I want a lot of money. (it's OK to split が and ほしい)
Example #3

nan nin kodomo ga hoshii desu ka?
How many children do you want to have?
Example #4

atarashii gopuro kamera ga hoshii desu!
I want the new GoPro camera!
Example #5

watashi ga hoshii mono wa jiyuu desu.
What I want is freedom.
Example #6

nihon de tsukurareta kuruma ga hoshii.
I want a car made in Japan.
Example #7

shigo ga isogashi sugite rirakkusu suru jikan ga hoshii.
Work is too busy lately, I need some time to relax.
Example #8

kare ga motteiru mitai na pasokon ga hoshii.
I want a computer like the one he has.

Vocabulary List

彼女かのじょshe; her; girlfriend
沢山たくさんa lot
何人なんにんhow many (people)
作るつくるto make

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