[Q&A] What’s the difference between 寝たい and 眠い?

Today I am going to share the Q&A quoted from my JLPT N4 course!





What is the difference?


[My Reply]

I want to sleep
寝る verb “sleep”

I’m sleepy, I feel sleepy.
眠い i-adjective “sleepy”

I want to go to bed at 11pm today.
(Lit. I want to sleep at 11pm today. )

I am sleepy because I slept only 3 hours yesterday.


I hope my answer helps you. 😊



In the JLPT course, you can ask me any questions as much as you want.
I will teach you until you get it!



Need Support From a Professional Teacher?

The JLPT All-In-One course consists of 180 exclusive modules for each level. The levels are, N5, N4, N3, N2, N1 (N2 consists of 240 modules). You can prepare for the JLPT exam for 10 minutes a day as all JLPT subjects are broken down into daily lessons to maximize quality and quantity.

You will receive emails regarding what you need to study for the day, as well as words of support and guidance in the emails.

Submissions of your completed homework are from your PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Chika Sensei will give you personalized feedback, emboldening your knowledge of the language.

>>Click here to tour the course!