"Hogyan fejezd ki óhajodat angolul? A 'wish' az angol nyelvtani pontok közül előkelő helyen szerepel. Végre megértheted, hogyan és miért úgy használjuk, ahogy. Haladó angol nyelvtan érthető módon (nem csak haladóknak)." Lados Olivér

The friend of mine have a small car, but his family is big, too big for this little car. So sometimes feels quite uncomfortable and dreams about a bigger car. He makes wishes. I wish I had a bigger a car, and I wish could buy a minibus. Does he have a big car? No he does not. He is not happy present situation. So he wishes. He has a dream to had a bigger car. ?? a bigger car. Nobody knows not even my friends. He says I wish I had a bigger a car. 

I am very hungry and not happy about it. I wish I weren't so hungry. My wife wants to do something very siple and plain. But I do not really like. I wish my wife cooks something delicious instead. 

I am far too busy to go out and I am not happy about it. I wish we could go to the cinema tonight. I am no spare time for hobby. I really hate the situation. I wish I had more time to spare. 

My son works hard but it is not enough. I dont particulary like this situation. I wish he tried harder.

As you see we are using the second ????  were cooked could had tried etc. I thik you get it now what do we say I had, I were, he tried and so on.

Is it past the one knows not we used second. Full year the idea is not past record. Is indefinite present or indefinite future. Indefinite not sure or uncertain if a farmer says I wish it rained. He expresses, that he is not happy with the present situation. That says there is no rain. He really would like the rain but he never nerves. He is not sure witch is why it is colled  in definite. Just a click note hair. I wish can be replaced with if.

If only I weren't so hungry.

If only my wife cooked something desicious instead.

If only he could go to the cinema tonight.

If only I had more time to spare.

If only he tried harder him conclusion.

If he aren't happy with the situation.

You can express your wish. If you can use I wish or if only and then definites present or future.

Which is the second form of the werb. I wish I had more time to spare and with that sad we and the first part of this topic and and go practise.


I wish I had bárcsak

If only bárcsak

even még

plain egyszerű

particulary  különösen

indefinite határozatlan

uncertain bizonytalan

spare tartalék

LearnEnglish British Council

Wish and 'If only' are both used to talk about regrets - things that we would like to change either about the past or the present.

When we talk about present regrets, both wish and if only are followed by the past simple tense. The past tense emphasises that we are talking about something 'unreal'. 


  • If only I didn't have so much homework I could go to the concert tonight. She has a lot of homework and she can't go to the concert.
  • I wish you didn't live so far away.


  • I wish I'd studied harder when I was at school. He didn't study harder when he was at school.
  • I wish I hadn't eaten all that chocolate. I feel sick.
  • If only I'd known you were coming.

Both wish and if only are followed by the past perfect tense when we talk about past regrets. 


We use wish + would to talk about something in the present that we would like to change - usually something that we find annoying.

  • I wish you wouldn't borrow my clothes without asking.
  • I wish it would rain. The garden really needs some water.
  • I wish you'd give up smoking. it's really bad for you.

We can only use wish + would to talk about things we can't change.


regrets  sajnálja

either bármelyik

both mindkét

tense igeidő

emphasises hangsúlyoz

annoying bosszantó

borrow kölcsön

similar hasonló