I May request some fabric to tie my KEY around my neck.
|まれ ( な )||
very similar to めずらしい(unusual), but more formal/newspapery. Also has the connotation of rare-because-it's-valuable (endangered species, a rare talent, etc.) If you see a dog-turd shaped like Lyle Lovett, that's 珍しい , not まれ。
|まれ ( に )||
once in a great while, seldom
A common-place, easily possible wish: "I'd like an aisle seat." "I'd like to fly nonstop." 希望 might be better translated as 'request': 'Customers wishing to request a child-seat for their infant please see the waiter.'
useless, academic word for rare animals or plants.
|希||request / uncommon||"X" ON TOP|
X is a rare letter, but if it makes your HEART go doki doki, it's scary.