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I know to teach is 教え, but I'm not sure how to use the passive form. Google Translate gave 彼が教えしたいです, but that seems he wants to teach (sb). How about 教わたい?

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    "to teach" is 教える (infinitive). Can you try again to get the ~たい form of 教わる? Also double check the ~たい form of 教える. – Earthliŋ May 29 '16 at 11:45
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教え is a noun meaning teaching. What you want is verb 教わる : おそわる (to be taught).

Note that there is another similar verb which is 教える : おしえる (to teach).

Although it's grammatically correct to turn 教える into it's passive form 教えられる, it's more common and preferred to use the 教わる instead

simple:
彼に[教]{おそ}わりたいです
I want to be taught by him.

In this case we can use 教えて since by adding もらう, it modified the verb into (receive action[verb] from someone) :
彼に[教]{おし}えてもらいたいです
I want (to receive a favor of being taught) by him

  • I'm newbie so i don't really know why the answer get accepted but get voted down. I'm okay with downvote but please enlightenment me of my mistakes.thanks. – Alice28 May 29 '16 at 12:45
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    I'm not the downvoter, but I think they would rather you had said, 彼に教えてもらいたい or 彼に教えていただきたい. – Aeon Akechi May 29 '16 at 13:19
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    As @Earthling mentioned in the comment above, we have the passive verb [教]{おそ}わる (to be taught). And its たい form is 教わりたい. – Chocolate May 29 '16 at 13:22
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    I think 教わりたい is more common and preferred at least in normal situations, though I don't think 教えられたい would be grammatically incorrect. – Chocolate May 29 '16 at 13:39
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    @ Alice28 教わる is commonly read おそわる and we rarely say おしわる but some persons say おしわる as their dialect. I first know them. – Yuuichi Tam May 29 '16 at 14:45

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