N5 Lesson 7: 5/11
たい たい

たい

want to

⚠ Object of desire can either take particle を or が.

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Structure
Verb[stem] + たい
Verb[stem] + ない・ありません
Verb[stem] + かった
Verb[stem] + くなかった
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[たい belongs to a group of 'personal' adjectives, that is used to describe the speaker's/writer's wishes/desires (first person) or the listener's wishes/desires (second person)]
[If you want to describe someone else's wish/desire (third person) you have to use the「verb[stem]+たがる」construction or indirect speech 「verb[stem]+たいと思う」]
[てほしい is used for when you want someone else to do something]

[Both たい and ほしい are auxiliary adjectives]

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日本(にほん)に行(い)きたい
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I want to go to Japan.

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みんなの日本語 I : Page 86 [CH 13]
Genki I : Page 214
Marugoto Elementary 1 (A2) Rikai : Page 96
[DBJG] A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar : Page 1 & 441
Tae Kim's Japanese Grammar Guide : Page 146