To use てほしい, simply change the verb that you 'want someone to do' into its て-form, and then add ほしい.
- もう一回説明してほしいです。I want you to explain it one more time.
- 皆に俺が書いた漫画を読んでほしい。I want everyone to read the manga that I wrote.
- 手伝ってほしいの？You want me to help you?
- キヨミがタケルに家事を手伝ってほしいと言っていた。Kiyomi told Takeru that she wants him to help with chores.
I want you to study together with me.
I want you to buy (me) a cola.
I want you to make me a bento every day.
I want you to play soccer with me.
I want you to go out to eat with me.
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てほしい – Grammar Discussion
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This is basically right. In most situations, the listener would assume you meant them, assuming there is no additional context. If you were specifically talking about someone else prior to that, then that could change the context.
I also want to add that it seems that 作ってくれて 欲しい seems like the correct response, 作って欲しい would be “I want you to make a bento everyday” and does not clearly indicate the verb of giving.
て・くれる is not used with て・欲しい.
I’ve seen constructions like 作って渡して欲しい to say “I want you to make it and hand it over”, but the English sentences for this grammar point don’t say that.
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