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Charmaine
話したがっています. Hi. can someone tell me what is the ”がって” in the sentence, 話したがっています. Thanks a lot. 
Mar 31, 2019 12:34 PM
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It means "want."
March 31, 2019
"たがる" with a conjugated verb means that someone else wants to do something as in "彼はテレビを見たがる". You can't use this expression for yourself. "私はテレビを見たがる" sounds weird. 
March 31, 2019
The verb ending -たがる means that someone else wants something.

話したがる (s)he wants to talk

話したがっている (s)he is wanting to talk

See the explanation here: https://jlptsensei.com/learn-japanese-grammar/たがる-tagaru/.

March 31, 2019
Charmaine
Language Skills
English, Japanese, Korean
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Japanese, Korean