【Japanese grammar】verb て form + みたいです (mitaidesu) = want to + verb

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

Prerequisite

You need て form for this sentence pattern. Click here if you don’t know it.

Sentence Pattern

want to + verb

verb て form + みたいです

Example

れい

I want to eat sushi in Japan.

私は日本ですしを食べてみたいです

アシスタント
アシスタント

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

せんせい
せんせい

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.

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

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