[Expressing Ability, Preference, Desire, Intention, Resolution, and Experience]
The i-adjective hoshii ("desireable") is used as a predicate to express a first person's desire for something, with the object of desire marked by the particle ga. This adjective is also used interrogative sentences to inquire about a second person's desire, however, a different word must be used: hoshigatte iru, which is present-progressive form of the verb hoshigaru, meaning literally, "show signs of wanting," The particle o is used with hoshigatte iru to mark the object of desire (Ex., 3).
私は 大きい家 が ほしい.
Watashi wa ōkii ga hoshii.
I want a big house.
今,何が ほしい です か。
Ima, nani ga hoshii desu ka.
What do you want now?
サンドラは 真珠 の ネックレス を 欲しがって いた。
Sandora wa shinju no nekkuresu o hoshigatte ita.
Sandra wanted a pearl necklace.
Hope this helps!
°˖ ✧◝(○ ヮ ○)◜✧˖ °こゆうき あいはら°˖ ✧◝(○ ヮ ○)◜✧˖ °