[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]

くだものは食べたいけど、やさいは食べたいじゃない。

*くだものはたべたいけど、やさいはたべたいじゃない。

 



 

[My correction]

くだものは食べたいけど、やさいは食べたいじゃない。
→くだものは食べたいけど、やさいは食べたくない
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

e.g.
日本(にほん)に行って、すしが食べたい
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
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。
I wanted to have that cake, but I was too full to eat it.

I hope my explanation helps you. 😊

 

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You can also ask me any questions as much as you want. I will teach you until you get it!

 

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