JLPT N4 Grammar (te hoshii)

Meaning

I want you to; need you to ~

How to use

Verb (て form)ほしい
欲しい
Verb (ないで form)
te hoshii てほしい てほしい jlpt n4 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: 【てほしい】(te hoshii). Meaning: I want you to; need you to ~.

This is used to express the speaker’s desire for someone to do something (for them).

The hiragana version is mostly used, but you can also use the kanji version.

If you want to target your desired activity to a certain person, use に.

How To Use:

This grammar requires the use of て form. If you don’t know how to conjugate it, you can reference this table.

If you already know how to use て form, skip down to the examples.

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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

にほんごをおしえてほしいです。
nihongo o oshiete hoshii desu.
I want you to teach me Japanese.
Example #2

せんせいには、もっとゆっくりはなしてほしいです。
sensei ni wa, motto yukkuri hanashite hoshii desu.
I wish the teacher would speak more slowly
Example #3

あなたにみてほしいしゃしんをもっています。
anata ni mite hoshii shashin o motteimasu.
I have a picture I want you to see.
Example #4

ぜひわたしといっしょにきてほしい。
zehi watashi to isshoni kite hoshii.
I'd love for you to come with me.
Example #5

わたしになにをしてほしいのですか?
watashi ni nani o shite hoshii no desu ka?
What do you want me to do?
Example #6

あなたにいえにきてほしくない。
anata ni ie ni kite hoshiku nai.
I don't want you to come to my house.
Example #7

あなたにしあわせになってほしいのです。
anata ni shiawase ni natte hoshii no desu.
I want you to be happy.
Example #8

それをわすれないでほしい。
sore o wasurenaide hoshii.
I don't want you to forget that.
Example #9

すみません、きのうのノートをみせてほしいんですが
sumimasen, kinou no nooto o misete hoshii n desu ga..
Excuse me, could you please show me yesterday's notes?
Example #10

ふゆがはやくきてほしいです。
fuyu ga hayaku kite hoshii desu.
I want winter to come sooner!

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
教えるおしえるto teach
先生せんせいteacher
ゆっくりslowly
是非ぜひdefinitely
一緒にいっしょにtogether
幸せになるしあわせになるbecome happy
昨日きのうyesterday
見せるみせるto show
ふゆwinter
早くはやくfast; soon

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