- わたし は ～が ほしい です = I want ～
You place what you want where ～ is. You should remember the following points with ほしい.
- The subject of ほしい should always be わたし は. You should not talk about what another person wants using ほしい.
- Because the subject is わたし は, that part is most of the time omitted (i.e. implied, not expressed).
- As in English “I’d like ～” sounds nicer than “I want ～,” this Japanese expression is better avoided if you can but as this takes the same sentence pattern as “I like ～,” you should remember how to use it here.
- ほしい is an いadjective.
リンゴが ほしい です。
I want an apple.
すしが ほしい です。
I want some sushi.
あたらしい ふくが ほしい です。
I want some new clothes.
おじいちゃんの めがねが ほしい です。
I want Grandpa’s glasses.
つぎの テストで いい てんが ほしい です。
I want good marks in the next test.
Following the pattern, write a few sentences about what you want. Try to use as many different words as you can from all the vocab you have learned so far.