Vocabulary dictionary

Kanji dictionary

Grammar dictionary

Sentence lookup

test
 


 
I want (person, thing) A to B (action)
Used to describe what you want someone else to do.
  1. I want (person, thing) A to B (action)
    Used to describe what you want someone else to do.
  2. Want A to not B
  3. Would love for A to (not) happen
    Shows a strong wish/desire for A to occur. Negative form of verb denotes wishing that something doesn't happen
24
この   きれいに         
I want you to make this room neat and tidy.
25
この                 
I want you to take this paper to her right away.
0
                
I would prefer if you smoked cigarettes on the veranda.
12
あなた                 
I want you to live more like a human being.
15
あなた       いて     
I want you to stay with me.
15
       しばらく    して         
I'd like to be left alone for a while, if you don't mind.
9
50 ドル             
I'd want you to lend me fifty dollars.

Getting the sentences
Construction
(Elements in parentheses are optional.)
ANoun (Subject)
~
BVerb: て-form
ほしい
Basic Examples:
あなたってしい (I want you to go)

Related Expressions
たい
Where this grammar is found


User notes
avatar
ヴェーダ
Level: 236
(11 years ago)
もらいたい is also used instead of ほしい in formal contexts.
5
avatar
Level: 1
(15 years ago)
~てほしい is also used instead of ~たい in writing as it is more formal.
6
 
Want A to not B
  1. I want (person, thing) A to B (action)
    Used to describe what you want someone else to do.
  2. Want A to not B
  3. Would love for A to (not) happen
    Shows a strong wish/desire for A to occur. Negative form of verb denotes wishing that something doesn't happen
10
この                  
I don't want you to smoke in this room.
8
                  
We're in a rush so I don't want you to be late for the meetup time.

Getting the sentences
Construction
(Elements in parentheses are optional.)
ANoun (Subject)
~
BVerb: ない form
ほしい
Basic Examples:
がないでしい (want the children to not yell)

Where this grammar is found


User notes
 
Would love for A to (not) happen
Shows a strong wish/desire for A to occur. Negative form of verb denotes wishing that something doesn't happen
  1. I want (person, thing) A to B (action)
    Used to describe what you want someone else to do.
  2. Want A to not B
  3. Would love for A to (not) happen
    Shows a strong wish/desire for A to occur. Negative form of verb denotes wishing that something doesn't happen
2
       いつも             
I would really like for you to always pay attention to your personal appearance.
0
                  
I would love to pass the exam this time.

Getting the sentences
Construction
(Elements in parentheses are optional.)
AVerb: て-form
ほしい
もの
Basic Examples:
かないでしいものだ (Really don't want (someone) to go)

Where this grammar is found


User notes

Discussion about this grammar
avatar
モモ
Level: 1
Someone keeps telling me that -te hoshii can sometimes replace -tai as a first-person desire. Is this true?
0
13 years ago
Report Content
avatar
マイコー
Level: 272
Yea - see the usage note up above :)
1
13 years ago
Report Content
avatar
モモ
Level: 1
alas, again this comment was not mine Michael. :(
0
13 years ago
Report Content
avatar
Karlla
Level: 892
This can also be used to express a negative request, as in ~ないでほしい (I want you to NOT do A). 
0
5 years ago
Report Content
avatar
マイコー
Level: 272
Indeed! Went ahead and added it.
0
5 years ago
Report Content



Loading the list
Lv.

Sorry, there was an error on renshuu! If it's OK, please describe what you were doing. This will help us fix the issue.

Characters to show:





Use your mouse or finger to write characters in the box.
■ Katakana ■ Hiragana