Is 休みたいです more polite than 休みたい?

It is necessary to say です in every "たい" word to sound more polite?


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Yes, that is exactly the role of です here. です is a polite marker that you add to i-adjectives or i-adjectives like to make them polite. So yes, 休みたいです is more polite than 休みたい

  • Is it limited to adjectives? Is it for the same reason (politeness) that we add です after the たい form of verbs, such as in "誰かが答えたいか?" / "誰かが答えたいですか?"
    – Starckman
    Commented Aug 2, 2022 at 3:30
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    @starckman Yes, that is exactly for the same reason. Commented Aug 2, 2022 at 11:09
  • 答えのためにありがとうございます
    – Starckman
    Commented Aug 2, 2022 at 11:39

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