[JLPT grammar] The たい-form is conjugated the same way as i-adjectives.

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 eat fruits but not vegetables.


The たい-form is conjugated the same way as i-adjectives.

食べた|い positive, non-past
食べた|くない negative, non-past
食べた|かった positive, past
食べた|くなかった negative, past


日本(にほん)に行って、すしが食べたい。(positive, non-past)
I want to go to Japan and eat sushi.

こわいから、その映画(えいが)は見(み)たくない。(negative, non-past)
I don’t want to see that movie because it scares me.

あのケーキ、食べたかったけど、お腹(なか)いっぱいで食べられなかった。(positive, past)
I wanted to eat that cake, but I couldn’t because I was too full.


I hope my explanation helps you. 😊


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