たい [たい] (tai)
Meaning: Vm, wanting to do ___
Example: I want to see a Bond movie!
JLPT Level: 3
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- garu (たい has to use the がる form (たがる) when speaking of other people's wants.) [Amatuka]
- hoshii (たい unlike ほしい can take either が or を (although nuance differes)) [Amatuka]
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|Amatuka||Note that when speaking of what somebody else wants you should use the -がる form. E.g. たい→たがる. Basically you shouldn't say "She wants to ___" but "She looks like she wants to ___".|
In asking questions the direct 〜たい form is fine.
|Amatuka||In modern Japanese 〜たい generally takes を with が being used for emphasis when strong feelings are involved.|| |
noun + wo / ga Verb-masu base + tai
Vm = Verb -masu base
|Rich||Could someone explain the な〜 at the end of the example sentance?|| |
|dc||な〜 is a collequial sound. "ya know?" |
A little bit like "ne" but more plain.
|Miki||な〜 is express your feeling by put 〜 written sentence. You can also write 見たいな。見たいな〜。見たいよ〜。見たいね！|| |
|mathrick||From what I've heard (and seen used), 〜たい / 〜ほしい is used even when referring to other people, because it's regarded more polite than 〜がる forms. This might be limited only to 2nd person, though, I'm not completely sure.|| |
|mathrick||I've found an example, notice bottom-middle panel in http://mathrick.org/files/03_032.jpg . 用があるからちょっと顔を出して欲しいってさ。 "He had some business for you, so wanted you to show up"|| |
|thekaje||Mathrick, the sentence you've provided is a quotation, as indicated by the quote-marker って (って is a common abbreviation of と). Therefore, in your example sentence, it is appropriate to use the first-person form of 欲しい, because the speaker is quoting/paraphrasing another's first-person remark.|| |
|twk||Why use 買いたいんですin ex # but したいのです in ex #? Wouldn't 買いたいです and したいです be correct?|| |
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