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September 8th, 2020 at 09:50 PM
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Claraさん


質問(しつもん)ありがとうございます😄

Yes, it is👍

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Clara
September 4th, 2020 at 02:38 AM
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Hi!


Is this correct?


Question: おんなのひとはどのほんがみたいですか

Answer: おんなのひとは車の本がみたいです


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August 31st, 2020 at 08:58 PM
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セルサスさん

質問(しつもん)ありがとうございます😄

Here only の works. If you're talking about the existence of the book, then you can use に as あのたなの上に本があります。

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セルサス
August 29th, 2020 at 03:29 AM
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Hi,


In the phrase あのたなの上の本を見たい could it be possible to use あのたなの上に本を見たい instead? Any reason to favor the usage of の vs に here?


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August 5th, 2020 at 04:16 PM
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Hi Hana.Mizu,


Thank you for your comments!


As for your comment, たのんでいます, you are absolutely right.

"[Te-form of a verb] + いる" expresses a present continuing action.

The Newbie_Mike's explanation is, however, just a breakdown but not mistake.

If your explanation is added, it would be perfect!


And about の of 見たいの, it's from the phrase 見たいのですが.

"[masu-stem of a verb] たい + のですが" is a phrase often used to make a request.

You can check the usage form this lesson.

https://www.japanesepod101.com/lesson/beginner-lesson-s5-4-new-lesson/

(In this lesson, んですが is used, which is more casual than saying のですが)


Please let us know if you have any question:)


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August 5th, 2020 at 03:19 PM
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Hi Nicolas,


Thank you for posting!


みたい followed after a noun, plain form of a adjective or a verb, has the meaning of "it seems..."

But 見たい in this lesson is not that.

見たい is from the verb 見る plus たい(the auxiliary adjective), which means "want to see/look."

Please check it up at this lesson.

https://www.japanesepod101.com/lesson/beginner-lesson-4-nihongo-dojo-meet-the-parents-4/


Please let us know if you have any question:)


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Hana.Mizu
August 2nd, 2020 at 06:14 PM
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My question about の after見たい, is it a pronoun replacing the thing spoken of previously, similar to "Whose X is this?" "Watashi no."

Newbie_Mike's generous contribution includes a second possible mistake (which I saw after my last post/question):

incorrect translation?= Newbie_Mike wrote: "Note: the の after見たい softens it from “want to see” to “would like to see”."

1. Is the whole construction to require a softer translation ?

2. Notwithstanding the possible affirmative answer to question 1, does the の after見たい mean "it" ?

3. I would like to know more about the use of の as explained below in a "difficult situation". In addition to "difficult situation" and/or "softening" does the の also mean "it" ?


Thank you in advance for your attention and concern.

Hana.Mizu
August 2nd, 2020 at 05:27 PM
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only 1 suggested correction of Newbie_Mike's generous contribution in the comments:

Newbie_Mike explained " ... たのんで(te form of ask/request) います(exists)。", however, it would seem to me that the "exists" part should not be separated from the "te form", because the PRESENT CONTINUOUS" is being used.

Therefore, the conjugated verb is たのんでいます and means IS ASKING/IS REQUESTING.

In France we understand the English present tense in 3 ways, [She asks, she does ask, she is asking, the latter we say PRESENT PROGRESSIVE], which are included in our 1 way [Fr., elle demande], but in Japanese there are two ways of forming the present, the first includes the present and future, the second is the PRESENT CONTINUOUS. It is created by making the TE form and adding います in formal speech, such as here.

Nicolas
September 30th, 2019 at 05:24 PM
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What does みたい mean here? Online the definition is "to be like" so what does this have to do with "wanting to see"?

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July 2nd, 2019 at 07:24 PM
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Konnichiwa Matyah M.I


Thank you for your posting.


すみません/Excuse me

あの/That

たな/Shelf

の/NO Particle

上/Upper part, Top, Above etc...

の/NO Particle

本/Book

を/O Particle

見たいのですが。/I would like to see...


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