"Necesito hablar español."
Translation:I need to speak Spanish.
No, if you said "Necesito hablo español" you would be saying "I need I speak Spanish" which doesn't make sense in either language. Instead, you would say "hablar" which means to perform the action of speaking. "Necesito" is referring to who needs, and "hablar" refers to what exactly they need.
By using "hablo" you are changing the subject of the sentence from what you need to what you speak.
Elijah, the way it works is that the NECESITO translates as I NEED. And that is the main verb in the sentence. What follow is the secondary verb (in my terms) TO SPEAK, which is the infinitive, HABLAR. Hablar means, " to speak."
So you have, Necesito (I need ) hablar (to speak).
What's the difference between "I need to speak Spanish" and "I need to speak in Spanish"?
“I need to speak Spanish.” Is what we woukd say and it focuses on using the language. “I need to talk in Spanish” focuses on the conversation which just happens to be in Spanish. If you said “I need to speak in Spanish.” I might think thst you are going to give a speech which happens to be in Spanish.
Sorry, Duolingo allows one or two but not three letters off for a typo.
I wrote it in the right way, but they said it was wrong. They should review better this app, in order to avoid these mistakes
What exactly did you put? “Necesito hablar español.” = “I need to speak Spanish.” You cannot use “talk” for this particular sentence in English.
If Duo is going to keep telling us to pay attention to the accents why don't they provide accented letters whenever an answer in Spanish is required?
Most phones, tablets, macs provide a pop-up menu if you hold down the letter with various accented versions, but it is recommended that you add a keyboard (software through settings, control panel) that you can switch back and forth to. I recommend the English International keyboard for Windows computers.