Basic: verb xiǎng 想, want / think / miss

Study the uses for Chinese verb xiǎng 想

 

Xiǎng as want

I want to have this  wǒ xiǎng yào zhè gè  我想要这个。
My grandma wants to order a pizza  wǒ nǎi nǎi xiǎng diǎn yī gè pī sà  我奶奶想点一个披萨。
What do you want to eat?  nǐ xiǎng chī diǎn ér shén me? 你想吃点儿什么?
That American wants to buy an Apple computer nà gè měi guó rén xiǎng mǎi yī gè píng guǒ diàn nǎo 那个美国人想买一个苹果电脑。
My paper tutor doesn’t want to meet me on Monday  wǒ de lùn wén dǎo shī bú xiǎng zhōu yī hé wǒ jiàn miàn  我的论文导师不想周一和我见面。

 

Xiǎng as to think

Let me think about it  ràng wǒ xiǎng yī xiǎng  让我想一想。
I think he must be sick  wǒ xiǎng tā yīng gāi shì shēng bìng le  我想他应该是生病了。
he boss wanted to know how did we think about it  lǎo bǎn xiǎng zhī dào wǒ men shì zěn me xiǎng de 老板想知道我们是怎么想的。
If you were me, what would you think?  rú guǒ nǐ shì wǒ,nǐ huì zěn me xiǎng? 如果你是我,你会怎么想?
Do you think he will be promoted? nǐ xiǎng tā huì shēng zhí ma? 你想他会升职吗?

 

Xiǎng to miss

I miss my parents wǒ hěn xiǎng wǒ de fù mǔ 我很想我的父母。
She misses her one-year old baby a lot  tā hěn xiǎng tā yī suì de bǎo bǎo 她很想她一岁的宝宝。
We always miss our childhood  wǒ men zǒng shì hěn xiǎng niàn wǒ men de tóng nián 我们总是很想念我们的童年。
He is missing his dog  tā hěn xiǎng tā de xiǎo gǒu  他很想他的小狗。
Overseas students always miss their home, don’t they? zài wài dú shū de liú xué shēng shuí bù xiǎng jiā ne?  在外读书的留学生谁不想家呢?