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    Ok, just wondering if the ~たい suffix can be added to a verb in the potential form to express, "want to be able to do something" or is there another construction entirely?

    e.g. Can 読める become 読めたい?

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    No, you need to use naru.

    Had me going for a couple of minutes though. Pulled out my grammar book and all.
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    Can you give me an example please.

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    読める --> 読めるようになりたい

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    Thank you

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    どういたしまして :-)

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