1. a strong hope or wish
2. yearn for
It's been such a tough week that I yearn for it to be over
yearn for a positive change
Go to sleep.
I hope to one day speak German as well as you speak English.
Why aren't you going? "Because I don't want to."
It took me more than two hours to translate a few pages of English.
Look at me when I talk to you!
Homeroom teachers should make every effort to keep in touch with their students.
Nobody ever comes to see us in this out-of-the-way village.
If I can get into university, I am hoping to learn to speak two foreign languages.
Fewer workers meant fewer people with money to buy goods.
Franklin Roosevelt was born to a rich and important New York family.
Two roundtrip tickets to Osaka, please.
The president was quoted as saying he would like to visit Japan soon.
You are welcome to the use of our house while we are away on vacation.
It began to rain heavily just as we got to the gate.
According to the weather forecast, the rainy season will set in next week.
The mandatory character of schooling is rarely analyzed in the multitude of works dedicated to the study of the various ways to develop within children the desire to learn.
A chance to do as we please, especially to do as little hard work as possible, is a secret desire of almost everybody.
When he claims to desire eternal life, in reality man merely wishes to avoid a premature, violent or gruesome death.
A young woman most penitently confessed to a friend of mine that an unholy desire to read women's magazines was her besetting 'temptation'.
When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.
A high household savings rate in Japan is attributed, among other things, to people's desire to save money to buy a home.
The Bible, as a revelation from God, was not designed to give us all the information we might desire, nor to solve all the questions about which the human soul is perplexed, but to impart enough to be a safe guide to the haven of eternal rest.
I know you're at an age where sexual desire flourishes and you want to do 'you-know-what' with 'that' but... well, sit down there.
Uncontrolled, these forces may be dangerous and destructive, but once mastered they can be bent to man's will and desire.
In adolescence, I hated life and was continually on the verge of suicide, from which, however, I was restrained by the desire to know more mathematics.
If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.
Justice is the constant and perpetual desire to give to each one that to which he is entitled. Jurisprudence is the knowledge of matters divine and human, and the comprehension of what is just and what is unjust.
1. Failure was proof the desire wasn't strong enough. / 2. It's weird how strong that desire is. / 3. It's desire that drives me.
If you don't want to put on sunscreen, that's your problem. Just don't come complaining to me when you get a sunburn.
You want answers to questions you shouldn't ask.
You may write in any language you want. On Tatoeba, all languages are equal.
We want an assistant, preferably someone with experience.
Tomorrow we go to school to sign up for the classes we want to take.
If you want to learn a foreign language well, you should speak that language with native speakers as often as you can.
Smaller classes mean a higher standard of education, and that's what we want for our kids.
Now that I am well again, I want to study space science in college.
I have a ball-point pen, but I want another.
You say you want to visit Tom? Why in the world would you want to do that?
You might want to come over and play poker with me and my friends next Friday evening.
Tom invited me to Mary's party even though she didn't want me there.
In any case I just want to make clear that the fact that these are not normal people.
I'm tired. I just want to go on the teacup ride and take it easy.