Instantaneous Composition Method

Japanese Grammar Exercise: Expressing Desire 「…たい」「欲しい」

Japanese Grammar: たい 欲しい

Before starting the exercise for expressing desire 「…たい」「しい」, please clarify any doubts you may have about the grammatical rules by referring to your grammar guidebook or dictionary. The Instantaneous Composition Method requires you to compose sentences with the target sentence pattern(s) over and over in order to use them almost effortlessly. You should already have the necessary knowledge.

Genki I – Lesson 11: ~たい
Tae Kim’s Guide – Desire and Suggestions

Instantaneous Composition Exercise for Expressing Desire 「…たい」「しい」

This is not a translation exercise. This is the Instantaneous Composition Exercise. As if a reflexive action, try to create an equivalent Japanese sentence shortly after reading an English script. Try not to think for more than three seconds.

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English and Hidden Japanese Scripts

 1.  (I) want to work in France.
 2.  (I) want to stay home.
 3.  (I) want to enjoy (my) life in Japan.
 4.  (I) want to listen to music.


 5.  (I) want to put on a hat.
 6.  (I) want a day off.
 7.  (I) want a ring.
 8.  (I) want (you) to come to my house.
 9.  (I) want (you) to speak quickly.
 10.  As for Matsumoto-san, (I) want (him) to become famous.

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