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RE: なりたがっていません

Postby GyakuGirePanda » Tue 02.28.2006 10:27 am

Ok!! I think I understand now! :D
thank you minasan!!
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RE: なりたがっていません

Postby Shibakoen » Tue 02.28.2006 5:24 pm

I have heard that -tai can be used to describe 3rd person wishes, but ONLY in direct quotations, like 「食べたい」と言った。 But this really isn't the same as "He wants to eat" as we might say in English. It's obviously something more like "He said he wants to eat". Dude, coco, you crack me up! That reminds me of a time when I was in the third grade and a kid in my class had to "go" but didn't make it across the room before he "went".
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RE: なりたがっていません

Postby keatonatron » Tue 02.28.2006 7:29 pm

When quoting someone all normal grammar rules go right out the window. Technically, if they even say something grammatically incorrect you're supposed to say it verbatim....
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RE: なりたがっていません

Postby natemb » Wed 03.01.2006 5:23 am

wow. Those two posts totally cleared everything up. Thank you keatonatron and coco!
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