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Japanese Grammar: to express Desire in Japanese – testimonial Notes

Today we learned just how to express desires and wants in Japanese utilizing ほしい (hoshii) and also ほしがっています (hoshigatteimasu).

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Two methods to refer Desire in Japanese

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★ There space two means to express desire in Japanese!

★ The way that we are going to learn today(I desire ___) is provided only through nouns!

★ It is provided when the thing you desire is an object and not one action.

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★ When you want to say the you want something (object/noun) you have the right to use the word ほしい (hoshii)

★ In English, want is a verb. However, in Japanese, words for want (ほしい – hoshii) is an adjective.

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★ Because ほしい (hoshii) is one adjective and no a verb, the thing of the sentence is significant by が (ga) and also not を (o).

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Examples:

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新しい車がほしいです。

Atarashii kuruma ga hoshii desu.

I desire a brand-new car.

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あの本がほしいです。

Ano hon ga hoshii desu.

I desire that book.

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Talking about Other People’s Desires

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★ In Japanese, if you desire to refer someone else’s desire, friend can’t use ほしい (hoshii).

★ Instead, you need to use ほしがっている (hoshigatteiru) or the an ext formal version ほしがっています (hoshigatteimasu).

★ The factor is due to the fact that only oneself can ever before really understand what he/she really wants. Adding -gatteiru add to a layer that uncertainty and is thus used as soon as talking about someone else’s wants.

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★ When express other’s desires using ほしがっています you must use the bit を (o) instead of が (ga).

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Examples:

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 えみさんは新しい車をほしがっています。

Emi san wa atarashii kuruma o hoshigatteimasu.

Emi wants a brand-new car.

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ケンさんはその本をほしがっています。

Ken san wa not like that hon o hoshigatteimasu.

Ken wants that book.

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☆Additional example Sentences☆

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猫がほしいです。

Neko ga hoshii desu.

I desire a cat.

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私の弟は猫をほしがっています。

Watashi no otōto wa neko o hoshigatteimasu.

My tiny brother desires a cat.

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誕生日に新しいパソコンがほしいです。

Tanjōbi ni atarashii pasokon ga hoshii desu.

I desire a brand-new computer for my birthday.

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お父さんは新しいパソコンをほしがっています。

Otōsan wa atarashii pasokon o hoshigatteimasu.

Dad desires a new computer.

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Conclusion:

Today we learned just how to express desire because that objects in Japanese!

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