Learn 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 (negative て form)
ないで

Learn Japanese grammar: (te hoshii). Meaning: I want you to; need you to~, used to ask somebody to do something for you.

Grammar Notes:

  • This grammar is used to ask somebody to do something for you.
  • The hiragana version is mostly used, but you can also use the kanji version.
    • これを見 -> kore wo mite hoshii -> I want you to look at this.
    • これを見 -> kore wo mite hoshii -> I want you to look at this.
  • You can also use a negative:
    • これを見ない -> kore wo minaide hoshii -> I don’t want you to look at this.
  • It is very similar to .

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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Let’s look at some example sentences!

JLPT grammar てほしい (te hoshii)  - Learn Japanese

- Example Sentences

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Example #1

にほんごをおしえてほしいです。
nihongo wo oshiete hoshii desu.
I want you to teach me Japanese / please 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

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 #4

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 #5

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 wo misete hoshii n desu ga..
Excuse me, could you please show me yesterday's notes?
Example #6

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! / I can't wait for winter to come
Example #7

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

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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