"I don't need you now."

Translation:Yo no te necesito ahora.

February 26, 2018



Is there a guide somewhere thay explains this syntax? Why does "no" come before "te" when it most directly modifies the verb?

February 26, 2018


«No» always goes before an accusative or dative pronoun.

February 26, 2018


I missed the darn personal a again!!! Draht

May 17, 2018


DL corrects my answer "Yo no te necesito" by "Ya no te necesito". Is it because i forgot to translate "now"?

July 31, 2018


How would be the "usted" and "ustedes" form of "te"/"te...a ti"?

August 23, 2018


no lo necesito = "I don't need you" (usted)
no los necesito = "I don't need you" (ustedes)

If the "you" is unambiguously female, then la(s) would replace lo(s).

September 6, 2018


Gracias por tu ayuda :-)

October 11, 2018


How do you decide to construct the sentence with Te and not the Tu or Usted pronouns. Would it not still be acceptable to say 'Yo no tu necesito ahora' or even Yo no necesito usted' ? How to I decide between the te and the tu? Any help would be greatful.

January 8, 2019


This is a little complicated because Spanish has four different ways to say "you," depending on whether it's familiar ("" form) or more formal ("usted " form). It helps to list them all out:

= "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.

January 9, 2019



March 6, 2019


Te nesesito ahora means i need you now, so to say you don't need that person you need to say " yo no" to show you don't need that person. Similar to the gustar concept where to say "i like" it's me gusta but to say you don't like you say "No me gusta".

December 31, 2018


Brutal. What a way to break up.

June 1, 2019


no necesito te ahora ( Is this not acceptable ?)

September 27, 2018


No, grammar requires the clitic te to go before the verb, and after no when negating. There are situations where you can attach it to the verb (e.g., with infinitives). But when you don't, it must appear before the verb.

September 27, 2018
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