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What are the grammar rules for making verbs into "to want" form? ie 食べたい.

I want to be able to say "I want to visit hokkaido next summer." ie 今度の夏休みに北海度に行きたいです。 is this correct?

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    I think although 今度 is acceptable, 来年{らいねん} would be more commonly chosen... but yes, that's a correctly written sentence. Basically whenever you "want to (do something)", using ~たい is the simplest way to express this. Why did you doubt your understanding of it? – ericfromabeno Nov 30 '18 at 12:44
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    北海度じゃなくて北海ね・・ – Chocolate Nov 30 '18 at 13:13
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    今度 is fine, it just doesn't mean "next year", so it can be next summer this year – user31974 Nov 30 '18 at 13:34
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Yes it's correct.

たい verbal auxiliary goes after the 連用形 of a verb:

書く → 書き → 書きたい

食べる → 食べ → 食べたい

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