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~たいものだ/~たいものです

~たいものだ/~たいものです

Today’s Grammar Point:  ~たいものだ/~たいものです

~たい(です) is used to express what I want to do. Today’s expression ~たいものだ/~たいものです is a variation of ~たい(です) but it is used for a wish that is difficult to fulfill or something you have longed for for a long time. ~たいものだ/~たいものです cannot be used for a simple or direct wish.

Connections

  • [verb stem] + たいものだ/たいものです
    verb stem is a ます form verb without ます

Examples

もう一度いちど京都きょうとさくらたいものだ。(Today’s caption)
I want to see the cherry blossoms in Kyoto again.

ゆきぐらいあたたかい布団ふとんなかていたいのものだけど、今日きょう仕事しごとだ。
I’d love to stay in a warm bed on a snowy day but I still have to go to work today.

一生いっしょう一度いちど試験しけん満点まんてんってみたいものだ。
I want to get a perfect score on an exam once in my lifetime.

一度いちどはウエディングドレスがたいものだ。
(Though I haven’t had a chance and can’t see it happening soon but) I want to wear a wedding dress once.

こんなははこえきたいものだ。
I want to hear my mother’s voice on a day like this.

ヨーロッパリバークルーズにきたいものだ。
One day I want to go on a European river cruise.

一億円いちおくえんのダイヤの指輪ゆびわをはめてパーティーにきたいものだ。
I want to go to a party with a 100 million yen diamond ring.

[てform verb] ほしいものだ

If you have a strong wish for somebody else to do something and that wish is not likely to be fulfilled, you can use the pattern: 

  • [person] に [てform verb] ほしいものだ/ほしいものです

しゅう一度いちどぐらいはおっと食器しょっきあらいをしてほしいものだ。
I want my husband to wash the dishes about once a week

うるさいきゃくにははやかえってほしいものです。
I want noisy customers to go home early.

たまには息子むすこなにわなくても宿題しゅくだいをしてほしいものだ。
Sometimes I want my son to do his homework without me reminding him.

Answer to Today’s Question: c

~たいものだ suggests the wish is not easy to fulfill, so the answer should be sometime far away.

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