ます］+ た かった
Part of Speech
- 今夜はピザが食べたい。Tonight, I want to eat pizza.
- プロの歌手と歌いたい。I want to sing with a professional singer.
- 虫は食べたくない。I don't want to eat insects.
- 警察官になりたかった。I wanted to become a police officer.
- 昔は先生になりたくなかった。In the past, I did not want to become a teacher.
- 何が食べたい?What do you want to eat?
- オレンジジュースを飲みたかったの？Did you want to drink orange juice?
- あなたはご飯を作りたい。As for you, I want to make dinner. (This can never mean 'I want you to make dinner for me', and is a fairly unnatural sentence)
- アカネも行きたい？Akane, do you want to go too? (Sounds more like a question than an invitation)
I want to go to Japan.
Next year, I want to go to Japan.
I want to eat soon.
I want to play soccer.
I want to study grammar.
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たい – Grammar Discussion
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Hi, i’m sorry for asking a lot of questions, but I am really trying to understand how the grammar points are used.
In this box is says that it should be used with を or が.
But the examples never use が and even on the examples sentences page only a few use を.
Don’t worry about asking questions that’s what these grammar point forums are for (◠ᴥ◕ʋ)
First, it doesn’t say that it should be used with を or が but rather able to use either. When marking an object of desire. So if the sentence doesn’t have that, then there’s nothing to mark. “I wanted to become a police officer” to become なる is always used with に, so no を or が in the なりたい sentences. For the 虫は食べたくない , the は is used for negative contrast instead. The sentence would still work with either を or が.
プロの歌手と歌いたい, again no object of desire. “I want to sing with a pro singer.” If it was この歌(を/が)歌いたい you would use either marker, with が having more emphasis
thanks for the explanation.
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