In English this means, I must date him (like be his girlfriend). Does this mean the same in Portuguese?
Could it mean that I have noticed that my dog has needs, so I need to go out with him?
My first thought was "If this is talking about Johnny Depp, then yes, I must go out with him." But somehow, I don't think Duolingo was quite that specific when they planned this question.
'I need to leave with him' could also be an acceptable answer, it does make sense too, and is mentioned in the hint too.
Is there something I am missing here?
Good! Always do that and help other to feel less stressed :)
Would "Eu preciso de sair com ele" be considered acceptable? Does precisar needing "de" only apply to nouns?
In Portuguese outside of Brazil (Europe, Asia, Africa) and it turns out, some parts of Brazil too, then precisar de is always used even with other verbs and not just nouns.
This is okay on many of the exercises here on Duo as it has been expressed by several of the mods and course contributors that Portuguese from all varieties needs to be accepted, so if you encounter an exercise that does not accept "de" with precisar then please report it as it helps everyone. :)
sair = go out.
"Out" é uma preposição. Você não pode dizer "to out".