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〜たい ([〜たい] )(verb stem + tai)
    Meaning: I want to (verb) 〜たい
    Example: netai: I want to sleep
    JLPT Level: 4
    Category: grammar
    Author: Parul

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It is considered impolite to ask someone else if the "want" to do something. Instead, use the negative form of the verb in a question.  
Very important: "tai" can only be used for the I person, like "i want".
If you want to say that someone else wants, you use "tagaru".
This is because Japanese never imply they know what someone else wishes, and "garu" means: "i think that", "i heard that", etc.

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ex #6442   日本に行きたいです。 
(I) want to go to Japan.  
ex #6458   君のところへ行きたいよ。 
(I) want to go to where you are.  
ex #6671   日本で英語をおしえたいです。 
I want to teach English in Japan.  

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