[JLPT grammar] “I want to travel”, 旅行がほしい? 旅行がしたい?

Today I am going to share the homework correction quoted from my JLPT N5 course!
The student’s sentence is not correct. Can you find the mistake?

[Student’s sentence]





[My correction]

I want to travel to Japan next year.

ほしい indicates feelings of wanting to make something your own.
Nouns used with ほしい are things that can be concretely possessed.
If it can be said “わたしの[noun], my [noun]” as a possession, you can use ほしい.
But if not, use [verb]たい(want to do).

I want a car. (my car)

I want a necklace. (my necklace)

I want to have Japanese friends. (my friends)

I want days off. (my days off)

I want to go on a picnic. (my picnic??)

I want to see interesting movies. (my movies??)


I hope my explanation helps you. 😊


In the JLPT course, all lessons come with homework, if you submit your homework, I will reply with corrections.
I can break down the Japanese grammar and point out mistakes, explaining the structure and nuances of Japanese in an easy-to-understand way.
You can also ask me any questions as much as you want. I will teach you until you get it!