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願い, ねがい

  • negai


noun (common) (futsuumeishi)

  • desire
  • wish
  • request
  • prayer
  • petition
  • application

Examples of 願い,ねがい in a Sentence

The mayor granted our request.
Her wish is to study abroad someday.
Her wish was realized at last.
His wish is to go to America.
His wish was realized at last.
She readily listened to my request.
It is our ardent hope that the war will end soon.
May I ask a favor of you?
She went against her parent's wishes, and married the foreigner.
Everyone has his intellectual desire; mine is to escape life as I know it.

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