"Ili devas labori, ĉar ili bezonas monon."
Translation:They have to work, because they need money.
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Don't need and must mean the same thing?
¨I need to go¨ ¨I must go¨
The latter just sounds more old fashioned.
edit: I figured it out!
devas = need to
bezonas = to need
In that context "need to" and "must" are the same. But in other contexts they aren't. For example, in the sentence above, you cannot say "I need to work, because I must money."
That's my understanding of the difference too. Devas is more like "must" because it generally precedes a verb, whereas bezonas is more like "need" because it usually precedes an object/thing that you need?
He works that he may keep alive. He does not count the labor itself as a part of his life; it is rather a sacrifice of his life. It is a commodity that he has auctioned off to another.
If there are any other Spanish learners or speakers here, one thing that helps me remember the difference between bezoni and devi is:
Bezoni = Necesitar Devi = Deber
The 1967 Butler dictionary seems nuanced in favour of duty and obligation to do or not do something. So maybe need, must and have to, are all possible at a stretch. Or perhaps I just need a new dictionary.