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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
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この   きれいに         
I want you to make this room neat and tidy.
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この                 
I want you to take this paper to her right away.
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タバコ  ベランダ         
I prefer to smoke cigarettes on the verandah.
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あなた  もっと             
I want you to live more like a human being.
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あなた       いて     
I want you to stay with me.
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       しばらく    して     です   
I'd like to be left alone for a while, if you don't mind.
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50 ドル        です けど  
I'd want you to lend me fifty dollars.

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Construction
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ANoun (Subject)
~
BVerb: て-form
ほしい
Basic Examples:
あなたってしい (I want you to go)

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User notes
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もらいたい is also used instead of ほしい in formal contexts.
9 years ago
avatar ヴェーダ - Level 91
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~てほしい is also used instead of ~たい in writing as it is more formal.
13 years ago
avatar 宮本勝利 - Level 1
 
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
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この   タバコ             
I don't want you to smoke in this room.
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  ので               
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)

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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
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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)

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Discussion about this grammar
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Someone keeps telling me that -te hoshii can sometimes replace -tai as a first-person desire. Is this true?
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11 years ago
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Yea - see the usage note up above :)
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11 years ago
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alas, again this comment was not mine Michael. :(
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11 years ago
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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). 
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3 years ago
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Indeed! Went ahead and added it.
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3 years ago



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