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?
(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 =)
Agreed, "necessities" are items that fulfill needs rather than the needs themselves.
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.
Since '-dad' in Spanish generally becomes '-ty' in English, it would make the most sense that 'necesidades' = 'necessities'.
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.
What is wrong with using "requirements " instead of needs; it is given in the definition!
Wouldn't accept "we need a lot" which seems a much more natural way to express the meaning in English.
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
Can someone explain to me the difference between "many" and "Much" ? Thank you!
"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.
My phone autocorrected to "We have man needs" and I almost submitted it without noticing.
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.
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.
of course I have many needs just like I need a 3000 dollar Gucci hand bag ang a 5000 dollar vicotorias secret lipstick
Los simples necesidades de osos, los simples necesidades de osos. ❤❤❤❤. It doesn't work.