Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
欲しい JLPT 5
Kana Reading
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    adjective (keiyoushi)
    wanted; wished for; in need of; desired
    Example sentence
    的にもっと地味ってか渋い欲しいんですけどね。 For my tastes, I'd prefer plainer, or rather, more tasteful clothing.
  • Parts of speech
    auxiliary adjective
    (after the -te form of a verb) I want (you) to
    Example sentence
    面白半分なら来ないで欲しい If you're doing it in fun, I'd rather you didn't come.

Examples of 欲しい, ほしい in a sentence

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Kanji in this word


11 strokes

longing, covetousness, greed, passion, desire, craving

On'Yomi: ヨク

Kun'Yomi: ほっ.する, ほ.しい

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