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"Tenemos muchas necesidades."

Translation:We have many needs.

July 26, 2013



It accepted "we have many necessities" and suggested "we have many needs." These sentences mean different things to me. The latter implies a request or lack (please fulfill our needs), the former an offer or advertisement (we have food and clothing for sale). Does the Spanish sentence encompass both meanings or is this just an instance of my dialect/idiolect getting in the way? If the former, are there more common ways to express either idea?

July 26, 2013


(Spanish from Spain native)

I am afraid necesidades is linked with the meaning of need. I've never heard using this word in this additional meaning you provide. Also, the sentence 'I have to hacer mis necesidades' means I have to go to the toilet =)

September 12, 2013


Good to know.

September 9, 2014


Oh I didn't know that :D

May 9, 2018


Agreed, "necessities" are items that fulfill needs rather than the needs themselves.

August 8, 2013


Weird. http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/Necesidad does not list any meaning as a thing needed, but http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/necessity does list the plural necesidades as "necessities" (things needed). And the paper Concise Oxford Spanish Dictionary (4th ed., 2009) includes the "cosa necesaria" sense of necesidad, with "necessity, essential" as translations for that sense.

Duo seems right to allow both meanings.

October 4, 2014


Since '-dad' in Spanish generally becomes '-ty' in English, it would make the most sense that 'necesidades' = 'necessities'.

November 13, 2014


I guess I made the same mistake....

May 9, 2018


Native English speaker here. Depending on the context, a necessity can be either a need or something that is needed, but I agree that in this sentence, it would usually be the second.

November 10, 2013


What is wrong with using "requirements " instead of needs; it is given in the definition!

July 27, 2015


You need the... bear necessities. The simple Bear necessities!

October 5, 2016


Wouldn't accept "we need a lot" which seems a much more natural way to express the meaning in English.

January 28, 2015


They counted it wrong because you're omitting a word - necesidades , and also changing the verb: tener (we have) vs. necesitar (we need)

We need a lot = Necesitamos mucho

January 28, 2015


Can someone explain to me the difference between "many" and "Much" ? Thank you!

September 11, 2015


"Much" and "many" are in the same boat with "less" and "fewer" in the ways they are used. You would use "much" and "less" when referring to something that is not quantifiable, like pain or water or hope, and "many" and "fewer" when referring to something you can count, like dogs or peaches or miles of travel.

September 11, 2015


My phone autocorrected to "We have man needs" and I almost submitted it without noticing.

July 29, 2015


Why is "we have great needs" incorrect?

October 18, 2015


I hate the word 'necessities'. I am an English speaker by birth and have always had to think twice about the spelling. I have a WPM of 75+ and this is one of the words that always screws me up.

So, non-Engish speakers, we hate it, too.

June 30, 2016


Spanish Dict suggested two other meaning of necesidades (only in plural form) - 1. hardship, 2. literally taking a shizz. http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/necesidades

How do we differentiate between these 3 meanings?

June 13, 2017


We have too much needs?....is it wrong???

November 13, 2014


Yes. I'm not sure of the rule, but I think it's something like we use "too many" for count nouns like needs and purses, and "too much" for others like fun or corn.

November 13, 2014


English tutor here. You are correct. :-]

July 29, 2015


of course I have many needs just like I need a 3000 dollar Gucci hand bag ang a 5000 dollar vicotorias secret lipstick

December 11, 2018


Los simples necesidades de osos, los simples necesidades de osos. ❤❤❤❤. It doesn't work.

November 1, 2013



December 2, 2014


Lots and plenty mean the same

July 1, 2014
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