https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tristan147258

Is it duolingo or me?

In a question in which it asked me to translate "I need a big sandwich" I put "Yo quiero un sandwich grande" and it said I was wrong. I apparently was supposed to put "Yo REQUIERO un sandwich grande". When are you supposed to put requiero instead of quiero? Or is it just duolingo having problems? Please help...

May 10, 2018

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/htecwik

You should have post “necesito” as “I need”. “Quiero” is “I want” which is not the same as “I need”. It said you should have put “Requiero” which is “I require” which is the same as “I need”.

May 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DragonPolyglot

Quiero = I want

Requiero = I require

Necesito = I need

May 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Abbey_Marie9

Quiero is I want, and necesito is I need. Feel free to tell me if I made a mistake!

May 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lweltin

Quiero is not "I need".

May 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas.Heiss

(OFF-TOPIC on)

Is it duolingo or me?

None of both.
It is http://www.duome.eu :-)


I am soooo sorry, but I simply could not resist writing this with your given "Steilvorlage im Betreff" :-) :-)

Feel free to down-vote my comment, because it is OFF-TOPIC.

May 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/htecwik

You’re 342 on the leaderboard. How does have to do with anything?

May 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Judi.Cannon

I kinda remember this one. "Necesito un emperadado grande." Or "Necesito un gran emperadado." works just fine. Maybe "necesito" was what they were looking for.

May 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chilotin

"Requiero" could have been an acceptable translation for "I need". That is what Duolingo says to you, since it is similar in spelling. "Quiero" (I want) was wrong.

May 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeeBrownst1

Exactly.

May 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeeBrownst1

In addition to "Yo necesito x", you could have answered "Me falta x", which loosely translates as "I lack x" (because x is the subject, not the object, of the verb, as in "me gusta x").

May 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TinkNTeddy

I think it's you just because you didn't put emparedado for sandwich.

May 11, 2018
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