"I don't need you now."
Translation:Yo no te necesito ahora.
This is a little complicated because Spanish has four different ways to say "you," depending on whether it's familiar ("tú " form) or more formal ("usted " form). It helps to list them all out:
tú = "you" (singular, familiar)
usted = "you" (singular, more formal)
vosotros = "you" (plural, familiar) this is use in Spain
ustedes = "you" (plural) it's the more formal form in Spain and just plural everywhere else
The above list is what you use when "you" is the subject of the sentence; the one doing the action. When "you" is an object of the verb, the one receiving or experiencing the action initiated by the subject, you use one of the following object pronouns:
te = "you" as a direct or indirect object (singular familiar)
lo = "you" as a direct object (singular, masculine, more formal)
la = "you" as a direct object (singular, feminine, more formal)
le = "you" as an indirect object (singular, more formal)
os = "you" as object (plural, familiar) in Spain los/las "you" as a direct object (plural) more formal in Spain
les = "you" as indirect object (plural), more formal in Spain
As you can see, there are a lot of choices, depending on who "you" represents. So, it's a lot to both explain and comprehend. Duo tries to keep it simple by focusing on the "tú/te/ustedes forms, but it accepts anything that is valid.
The first thing you need to do is determine whether "you" is the subject or an object. If the latter, is it direct or indirect. And finally, decide on familiar/formal and singular/plural.
If you need more help sorting this out, read the comments after each drill that you get wrong and try to discern the patterns. Beyond trial and error, you can Google any of the pronouns for more information.
Weeeeelllll, looka here. I put "Yo no te necesito" and I was supposed to put "yo no te necesito ahora". -but- They said that I was right, which I am thankful for, but they also said I had a typo- that I was supposed to write "Ya no te necesito" , underlining the "a" in "ya". Por que??? Has anyone else had this happen to them before??