I am listening to a song and I came across the sentence,


What does the く-form of the たい form of a verb turn into? In other words, what is 分かりたく? Is it a noun? Or does it stay a verb? And what is the purpose of turning it into the く form?

And for those interested, the song is pretender by official dism.

  • Hint: what do you get if you remove も? Mar 15, 2020 at 13:41

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A verb modified with たい behaves just like an i-adjective. So 分かりたくない is just the standard negation: "I don't want to understand".

To understand what difference adding も makes, see this link.

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