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Decoded Slug: Verb て ほしい (Verb-te hoshii)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Verb て ほしい (Verb-te hoshii)

Verb て ほしい (Verb-te hoshii)

Short explanation:

Express a desire for someone else to do something; 'I want (someone) to'.


Verb-て form + ほしい


Kodomo ni motto benkyou shite hoshii.
I want my child to study more.
Kare ni motto hayaku kite hoshii.
I want him to come earlier.
Tomodachi ni sono hon o yonde hoshii.
I want my friend to read that book.
Sensei ni shitsumon ni kotaete hoshii.
I want the teacher to answer the question.

Long explanation:

The て ほしい grammar point is used to express the speaker's desire for someone else to do an action. It is formed by combining the て-form of a verb with ほしい. The subject is usually followed by the particle に, but it can be dropped in casual speech.

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