[JLPT grammar] Can we say ピザを食べたいです ​also?

Today I am going to share the Q&A quoted from my JLPT N5 course!

 

[Question]

Sensei,
ピザが食べたいです。
can we say ピザを食べたいです also?
Or should we take が with たい?

 

[My Reply]

We can use both.

A verb that takes the particles を can have either the particle を or が when it is followed by たい.

ピザ食べたいです。
I want to eat pizza.

ピザ食べたいです。
I want to eat pizza.(Emphasize ピザ)

The meaning of the two sentences is the same.

を is the object marker, and が is (in this case) the emphasis marker.

The difference is that a noun before が is emphasized more than a noun as just an object before を.

 

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!