[Common Mistakes] “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]

来年、日本に旅行がほしいです。

*らいねん、にほんにりょこうがほしいです。

 



 

[My correction]

来年、日本に旅行がほしいです。
→来年、日本に旅行したいです。
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).

e.g.
車(くるま)がほしいです。
I want a car. (my car)

ネックレスがほしいです。
I want a necklace. (my necklace)

日本人(にほんじん)の友(とも)だちがほしいです。
I want to have Japanese friends. (my friends)

休(やす)みがほしいです。
I want days off. (my days off)

×ピクニックがほしいです。
→ピクニックに行(い)きたいです。
I want to go on a picnic. (my picnic??)

×おもしろい映画(えいが)がほしいです。
→おもしろい映画が見(み)たいです。
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!

 

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