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"I need a T-shirt."

Translation:Yo necesito una camiseta.

June 18, 2018



So una camisa (no 't') = shirt (formal shirt) Una camiseta (with 't') = t-shirt

Although in english you an call a t-shirt a shirt so when doing a español to english shirt will get accepted for both camisa and camiseta


I haven't tried a sentence using either word for shirt. It doesn't matter that shirt and T-shirt can be synonymous in English (I personally distinguish the two in English). See below for a clear distinction between shirt and T-shirt in Spanish.


Note the diminutive ending on camiseta: -eta. So camiseta means small shirt. An even more common diminutive ending is -ita.

Pig = cerdo, piglet = cerdito
Cat = gato, kitten = gatito
Fly = mosca, little fly = mosquito.


Necesito una camisa? Por que es falso?


una camisa - a shirt

una camiseta - a t-shirt.


Thank you, that makes sense now:)


Never heard the word requiero? Should be "necessito"


Yes, it is necessito


No, necesito.

Spanish does not use double letters the way English does. There's no ss in Spanish! There are double consonants like rr and ll, but they have very specific uses and have special sounds.

Spanish is a phonetic language (more or less). The words sound like they are spelled (usually). So there's no ph in Spanish. They would use f instead because it sounds like f. They also don't use th or sh.


I thought it told me that 'camiseta' meant dress and there was no option for t-shirt ('camisa') so I clicked a random one and it told me thag a t-shirt was the same as a dress and now i am very confused about what a dress is in spanish and what a t-shirt is in spanish.


wha? no no no you see "vestido" means dress and "camiseta" means t shirt. De nada.


Why is it requiero una camiseta and not quiero una camiseta?


I'm actually not sure about this question. Im a spanish speaker trying to fortify it a little more and camiseta and camisa are usually button up shirts while polera is a shirt/t-shirt


You can't penalize for spelling only half the time. You either penalize or you don't.


How do you know if you need to use una or un im so confused


They both mean "a". I still get confused sometimes, but I usually say the sentence to myself a few times & from there I'll determine if I need to add un/una or take it out completely. In the end, trust your instinct you'll learn quicker & use the dotted underlines under the words to help you!


I'm also confuse....


Please stop taking a heart every time i mess up one letter in a word


U spelled need wrong


Duolingo faild me cus i spelled nesecito instead of necesito...and i will i know when to use una and un i'm confuse.


Just ago.....this was given as ....wrong........


Where is the problem???


I wrote the correct answer.


Duo doesn't believe you.

Copy and paste your correct answer here and we will help you find the mistake. Copy and paste. Don't retype.


Requiero ?? Why not quiero?


Its "need", not "want"


I translated: "Necesito una camiseta". Is it wrong to leave off "Yo" at the beginning?


Report it. Duolingo's computer is often not programmed to accept legitimate and correct alternatives.


For those who got it wrong because it wants requiero requiero = require necesito = need

Be sure to flag the question as wrong because requiero is a whole different word than what this question is asking for.


Why is "tengo que" incorrect?


I wrote this correctly what happened?


Porque es falso. Camiseta- -->T-shirt Camisa--->Shirt Dónde está el problema?


Why doesn't the "new" Duolingo format allow us to rearrange words to correct inadvertent mistakes? The "old" version allowed this maneuver.


Why use preciso instead of necesito in I need a T-shirt? Is this a more precise/specific need?


The most common word for t-shirt that I hear is "playera"


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Una or un are random


If you say camiseto use un if you say camiseta use una You have to use the correct gender ¨a¨ with the gender youve applied to the shirt.

its OK i don't understand it either :)

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