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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.


What is diminutive ?- does not help!!


Diminutive = small. In grammar, diminutives are modified words and mean something small or cute.

Book > booklet
Fred > Freddie



Hmmmmm..... I haven't noticed that.......


My answer is correct not incorrect so why its shown incorrect


Please copy your exact whole answer into the discussion so we can have a look at it.

Just saying "my answer is correct" is unfortunately not helpful at all.

In all attested cases like this, there is user error involved. We folks in the discussion can help but only if you show your answer.


Necesito una camisa? Por que es falso?


una camisa - a shirt

una camiseta - a t-shirt.


Thank you, that makes sense now:)


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


Spanish is a gendered language; each noun is either "masculine" or "feminine". Use un for masculine nouns and una for feminine nouns.

Usually nouns ending in -o are masculine and nouns ending in -a are feminine. (With some exceptions, like la mano, el día.)


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....


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 either in Spanish. They would use f instead because it sounds like f. They also don't use th or sh.


NECESSITO está mal, Correct: Necesito


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


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.


I believe the "Yo" is not necessary to say "I need"..."Necesito" MEANS "I need",


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.


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 if you can, for accuracy. Don't retype.


Answer looks the same, mismo


This app is crazy. It will allow MAJOR typos. Then...oops you forgot a single letter or added one. Sigh...


I have a theory about this..so if you make a mistake where the incorrect word is not an actual english word eg. If uou type "gri" instead of "grid" Duolingo identifies it as a typo. But if the incorrect word is an actual english word, then it counts it as a mistake eg. If you type "on" instead of "un". Hope this helps!


Absolutely! I have found I accidentally type letters that SOUND like what is correct and it's been passed along, even as I say to myself "Wrong!" But one letter... you are correct.


Ikr here is a lingot for your trubles


"Me hace falta una camiseta." Would this sentence also count?


This program starting to piss me off. If you misspell some words it gives you a pass and calls it good. But you misspell other and it says wrong?

Very frustrating!


When you are learning a new language, you will spell words wrong a lot, and make tons of other mistakes. I do it lots every day. It is normal. Don't sweat it, keep going and don't let mistakes hold you back.

Duolingo gives you second and third chances to get it right. This really helps learning. You will see, the words and sentences are much easier the second time.

And after you finish a batch of translations, Duo forgets all the mistakes you made.

The difference between a typo (marked right) and a mistake (marked wrong) is just a formal distinction. They are both wrong! But it doesn't matter. Fix it and carry on.


May answer should have been accepted.. Only the word was a bit mispronounced


Pronoun not required in Spanish.


It marked me wrong twice even though I got it correct.


Show us your correct answer or it didn't happen.


Yo necesito una camiseta


Hi, GVo96xX5. Yes, that is exactly Duo's answer. If that is what you entered and was marked wrong, then that is a BUG in the program. Please capture a screenshot and report it as a bug.


We are all users here like you and can't do anything about bugs.

To my knowledge, nobody has ever shown that a correct answer was marked wrong. We have never seen it. So it is likely that there is some other problem, and the chances are there was a typo in the answer you actually entered.


Yo necesito una camiseta.


i heard some spanish speakers omit the yo; so can i speak "necesito una camiseta"?


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


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 "tengo que" incorrect?


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


I wrote this correctly what happened?


What is wrong?


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.


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


Where is the problem???


I actually put the right answer but it counted it wrong


Duo doesn't believe you and neither do I, especially since you did not show us your answer.

Spend a bit more effort looking for an error in your answer. DL is a computer program and is unable to mark the same answer correct for some people and wrong for others.


Give half a mark


Hago falta una camiseta


T-Shirt = Camiseta/Remera/Polera , every option is correct


My answer is the exact same as correct answer and it said it was incorrect.


Lol, Duo is way better at comparing answers than you are.


When do you use camiseta and when do you use camisa


This has already been asked and answered a few times here in this discussion. Please read before posting your question.


My spelling isn't the best in spanish


I will confused in (un,una) and don't understand a and and


I will confused in (un,una) and don't understand a and an


I will confused in (un,una) and don't understand a and an which one has same problem


For un and una, it depends on the "gender" of the word in Spanish. Un is for masculine words, una is for feminine. Usually you can guess if a word is feminine or masculine by how it's spelled. For example, words ending with an 'a' (like camiseta) are usually feminine, and words ending in an 'o' are usually masculine. For example, el niño, la niña, el esposo, la esposa. There are some other rules too, and of course some exceptions. You can read more about this here: https://www.spanishdict.com/guide/masculine-and-feminine-nouns

For "a" vs "an" in English, it depends on whether the word begins with a vowel sound or not. If it begins with a vowel sound, you use "an"; otherwise you use "a". For example, "an orange", "an apple" vs. "a T-shirt", "a shirt", "a boy". Here's a more detailed guide on that: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/a-versus-an


I feel like its typo should be better. It says you make a typo for some words, but I made a really easy to translate typo on "necesito" and i feel like it should've counted towards the typo.


But my answer is correct not incorrect


This question will not accept my answer as right even when i write it identically. What gives?


We need some proof that you wrote it identically. Duo is a computer, and is way better at comparing answers than people are. Next time you think your answer is identical, copy/paste the whole answer or copy it exactly into your post so we can have a look at it.


Requiero ?? Why not quiero?


Its "need", not "want"


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


I did it 3 times an it kept saying I was wrong,,,this Ruined my Round


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


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Remember that language is first and foremost oral communication. A written alphabet is merely a collection of symbols used to represent the sounds of the language, and cannot be expected to capture every nuance of sound and intonation. Try to develop a "good ear" for Spanish. An easy and fun way to do this is by listening to Spanish music, watching Spanish movies, or watching Spanish cable TV. 3) Practice SPEAKING!

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When learning a foreign language, it is common for listening skills to develop more rapidly than speaking skills, leaving the learner in the unfortunate situation of being able to understand, but unable to respond. A good way to surmount this problem is to talk to yourself as much as possible. Because there is no one else around, you won't be weighed down by the inhibition that so frequently burdens the beginning language student. 6) Use flashcards

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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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