Decoded Slug: ~てほしい (〜te hoshii)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~てほしい (〜te hoshii)

~てほしい (〜te hoshii)

Short explanation:

Express a desire for someone else to do something; 'I want you to', 'I would like'.


Verb-て form + ほしい


Kodomo ni motto benkyou shite hoshii.
I want my child to study more.
Kare ni watashi ni denwa shite hoshii.
I want him to call me.
Tomodachi ni tetsudatte hoshii.
I want my friend to help me.
Kanojo ni ashita koko ni kite hoshii.
I want her to come here tomorrow.

Long explanation:

The ~てほしい grammar point is used to express the desire for someone else to do something. It can be translated as 'I want you to' or 'I would like' in English. The formation is created by attaching ほしい to the て-form of the verb. Remember that this structure is used to express desires for others, not for oneself.

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