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If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.Epicurus
ほしい (い-i declension, kanji 欲しい, romaji hoshii)
- (expresses that the speaker wants something)
- The act of wanting something is in Japanese, unlike in English, is susually denoted by an adjective (欲しい) instead of with a verb ("to want").
- A verb denoting willingness (欲する, ほっする, hossuru) exists, but it's usage is quite uncommon.
- The usage of this word can be considered overly direct or childish.
- Adding a たい (tai) to a verb is often used too:
- When following the ない (nai) form of a verb + て (te) it means "don't want you to".
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