Translation of "need" - English-Spanish dictionary

need

verb uk /niːd/ us /nid/

A1 If you need something, you must have it, and if you need to do something, you must do it.

necesitar
I need some new shoes.
I need to ask you a few questions.
We need you to look after the children for us.
not need to do something

A2 used in order to say that someone does not have to do something or should not do something

no tener que hacer algo
You don’t need to go.

B1 If something needs doing or needs to be done, it should be done in order to be better.

necesitar
Do these clothes need washing?
noun uk /niːd/ us /nid/

something that is necessary to have or do

necesidad
There’s an urgent need for fresh water.
Is there any need to change the system?
be in need of something

to need something

necesitar algo
My car is in need of repair.
there is no need to do something/for something

If there is no need to do something or no need for something, it is not necessary or it is wrong.

no hace falta hacer algo/no hace falta algo
There’s no need to go to the supermarket- there’s plenty of food here.
I understand why she was angry, but there was no need to be so rude to him.
needs [ plural ]

the things you need in order to have a good life

necesidades
her emotional needs
A home and food are basic needs.

(Translation of “need” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

need

verb /niːd/ (negative short form needn’t /ˈniːdnt/)

to require

necesitar
This page needs to be checked again
This page needs checking again
Do you need any help?

to be obliged

hacer falta
You need to work hard if you want to succeed
They don’t need to come until six o’clock
She needn’t have given me such an expensive present.
needless adjective, adverb

unnecessary

innecesario
You are doing a lot of needless work
Needless to say, he couldn’t do it.
needlessly adverb

inútilmente
He’s needlessly careless with his money.
needy adjective (comparative needier, superlative neediest)

poor

necesitado
You must help needy people.
a need for

a lack of; a requirement for

falta de
There is an urgent need for teachers in this city.
in need of

requiring; having a lack of

necesitar
We’re in need of more money
You’re badly in need of a haircut.

(Translation of “need” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)