Learn JLPT N5 Grammar (ga hoshii)

How to use

Nounがほしい
が欲しい

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

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Example #1

かのじょがほしい。
kanojo ga hoshii.
I want a girlfriend.
Example #2

おかねがたくさんほしい。
okane ga hoshii.
I want a lot of money. (it's OK to split が and ほしい)
Example #3

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 #4

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 #5

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 #6

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 #7

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

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
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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