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The verb ending "Don't want to"...

Postby Akuma » Thu 10.13.2005 1:35 am

Does anybody know how to modify a verb so that you can say "Don't want to" ? As in "I don't want to run" or "I don't want to eat."

I know the verb endings for want the negative tense, but I don't know how to combine them. Help is appreciated B).
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RE: The verb ending "Don't want to"...

Postby Schattenjedi » Thu 10.13.2005 1:54 am

Akuma wrote:
Does anybody know how to modify a verb so that you can say "Don't want to" ? As in "I don't want to run" or "I don't want to eat."

I know the verb endings for want the negative tense, but I don't know how to combine them. Help is appreciated B).


走りたくない、食べたくない

masu-stem + tai is to want. take away the i and add ku nai for the negative form.
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RE: The verb ending "Don't want to"...

Postby Mohamed » Thu 10.13.2005 8:53 am

Thank you for this information.
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RE: The verb ending "Don't want to"...

Postby skrhgh3b » Thu 10.13.2005 3:31 pm

the important thing to remember here is that the 〜たい form of a verb behaves like a so-called い-adjective - heck, perhaps it even is an い-adjective - so you'll conjugate it like any other い-adjective.
♪夢も見たくない 幸せなんか要らない
恋もしたくない お金なんか要らない
ぼくに必要な眠りを眠らせておくれ♪
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RE: The verb ending "Don't want to"...

Postby roomwithamoose » Thu 10.20.2005 12:20 pm

You can find this verb conjegation along with almost every other one here: http://www.timwerx.net/language/jpverbs/index.htm.
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