With Christmas officially less than a month away, it’s probably smart to start planning your holiday gift list to avoid a present shopping stress-induced meltdown on Christmas Eve. Instead of trying to pick up on subtle hints from your friends and family about what’s on their wish list, use the phrase “-ga hoshī desu ka” to cut to the chase and become a gift-giving guru.
|Christmas ni wa nani ga hoshī desu ka?||What do you want for Christmas?|
|MacBook Air ga hoshī desu.||I would like a MacBook Air.|
|Tanjōbi ni nan-no cake ga hoshī desu ka?||What kind of cake do you want for your birthday?|
|Chocolate cake ga hoshī desu.||I would like chocolate cake.|