want to + verb:【verb て form + みたいです】

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On this page, you can learn Japanese grammar for ‘want to + verb’.

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Sentence Pattern

want to + verb

verb て form + みたいです

Example

I want to eat sushi in Japan.

私は日本ですしを食べてみたいです

Note

‘verb て form + みたいです’ is used when you want to have a go with it for the first time.

For example, the person who said the sentence above has not eaten sushi in Japan before.

There is another way to say ‘want to do’. Refer to the page below.

want to + verb:【verb stem form + たいです】
On this page, you can learn Japanese grammar for 'want to + verb'.

This sentence pattern does not imply that the person is going to do that for the first time.

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