According to the narrative of the questions in this 'Family' learning topic from Duolingo ... I have three lovely daughters, but a son who's about to go on the run:
"Does my son need money?" "Yes, my son does need money." "My son needs a small suitcase."
What has my son done?! ;)
Oh, nothing much, but I think there are a few new craters around Chicxulub. Not very big ones, but they're still very conspicuous...
Imagine my surprise to learn that there's a difference between a suitcase and a briefcase... I'm only commenting because the difference is that the former is "big" while the latter is "small." So wouldn't a small suitcase be the same thing as a briefcase? I'm obviously missing something here...
if you apply your question to english you are basically asking, is a small suitcase not the same as a brief case?, well no its not. The logic is the same for english and spanish
I was surprised here that necesita is written in the feminine form. Since the son is in the need of something, I expected to be written in the male form.
It's okay. Got it! Necesito is wrong because it links with 'I need', (Yo necesito) and in this case, it's the son who needs – hence, necesita.
Verbs are neither masculine nor feminine. They are conjugated based on who is completing the action. "Necesito" means "I need" and "necesita" means "he/she/it needs" or the formal "you need."