There are 2 translations of need in Spanish:

need1

Pronunciation: /niːd/

n

  • 1 countable or uncountable/numerable o no numerable (requirement, necessity) necesidad (feminine) an urgent o a pressing need una imperiosa necesidad, una necesidad acuciante we have enough for our own needs tenemos lo suficiente para cubrir nuestras necesidades my needs are few/simple [literary or humorous/literario o humorístico] me conformo con poco the emotional/intellectual needs of the children las necesidades afectivas/intelectuales de los niños your daily vitamin needs las vitaminas que necesita diariamente need for sth/to + infinitive/infinitivo necesidad de algo/de + infinitive/infinitivo the child's need for affection la necesidad de afecto del niño there is every need for care la precaución es indispensable or imprescindible I see no need for that no creo que eso haga falta or sea necesario there's no need for hysterics! ¡no hay por qué or no hace falta ponerse histérico! there's no need to tell her no hay ninguna necesidad de decírselo there's no need for you to be present no hay ninguna necesidad de que estés presente, no hace falta que estés presente shall I go? — no need! ¿voy yo? — ¡no hace falta! I'll do it myself, if need be si hace falta or si es necesario, lo haré yo mismo we can use our savings, if the need arises si fuera necesario, podemos recurrir a nuestros ahorros you have no need to go there in person no hace falta que vayas en persona, no hay necesidad de que vayas en persona to have need of sth [formal or literary/formal o literario] precisar algo, tener* necesidad de algo he's in great need of affection está muy necesitado de cariño the house is badly in need of renovation a la casa le hacen muchísima falta unos arreglos the profession stands in need of radical reform la profesión necesita una reforma radical your need is greater than mine a ti te hace más falta (que a mí), tú lo necesitas más (que yo)
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    • A need for counting arose, then writing and numerals were needed to record transactions.
    • There was a need for emergency type accommodation in Laois under the new strategy.
    • Purvis rightly identifies a need for a more complete, more nuanced assessment.
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    • Bolton must adapt and change to meet the needs of the public if it wishes to thrive as it has in the past.
    • I am from England, of course, and, as such, consider rain to be part of my daily needs.
    • He explained that there were more than enough resources to satisfy all basic human needs.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable 2.1 (emergency) he abandoned them in their hour of need los abandonó cuando más lo necesitaban or cuando más falta les hacía friend1 1 1 2.2 (poverty) necesidad (feminine) those in need los necesitados
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    • Flo is just the kind of player Peter Reid didn't require in his hour of need.
    • Director Denise Carter urged the people of Bradford to make cash donations for Claire in her hour of need.
    • Dependent on their families, they simply didn't know who to turn to in their hour of need.

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Word of the day pegado
adj
su casa está pegada a la mía = her house is right next to mine …
Cultural fact of the day

In Spain, a privately owned school that receives no government funds is called a colegio privado. Parents pay monthly fees. Colegios privados cover all stages of primary and secondary education.

There are 2 translations of need in Spanish:

need2

vt

  • necesitar do you need the hammer? ¿necesita or precisa el martillo? just what I needed! ¡justo lo que necesitaba or lo que me hacía falta! you really need a shower! ¡qué falta te hace una ducha! all it needed was a bit of salt solo le faltaba un poco de sal that's all we need! [ironic/irónico] ¡lo que nos faltaba! [ironic/irónico] who needs a swimming pool anyway! total, ¿para qué quiero ( or queremos etc) una piscina? I need you, Harry Harry, te necesito you're needed over at the information desk te necesitan en el mostrador de información I need someone to look after the children necesito a alguien que me cuide a los niños the soup needs another twenty minutes a la sopa le faltan 20 minutos I took a badly needed break me tomé un descanso, que buena falta me hacía it needs dedication/great concentration requiere dedicación/gran concentraciónto need -ing, to need to be + pp the plants need watering o to be watered hay que regar las plantas the car needs looking at o to be looked at el coche necesita una revisión she didn't need telling o to be told twice no hubo que decírselo dos veces to need to + infinitive/infinitivo tener* que + infinitive/infinitivo I need to wash my hair tengo que lavarme la cabeza I need to think about this me lo tengo que pensar I need to go to the bank tengo que ir al banco you don't need to be a genius to see that it's wrong no hay que ser un genio para darse cuenta de que está mal you only needed to ask me no tenías más que pedírmelo
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    • Your support is urgently needed to ensure the success of this worthy endeavor.
    • Each attack requires a costly clean-up, using money which is desperately needed for other purposes.
    • Everyone appreciates that the government urgently needs to address a wad of issues - the most obvious being poverty.

modal v

(usu with neg or interrog)
  • 1.1 (be obliged to) you needn't come if you don't want to no hay necesidad de que vengas or no hace falta que vengas or no tienes por qué venir si no tienes ganas she need never know no tiene por qué enterarse, no hay necesidad de que se entere you needn't look so pleased with yourself no hace falta que pongas esa cara de satisfacción you needn't have come all the way here no hacía falta que te vinieras hasta aquí I need hardly say that … de más está decir que …, ni falta hace que diga que … need you be so rude? (British English/inglés británico) ¿hay necesidad de ser tan grosero? 1.2 (be necessarily) that needn't always be the case no tiene por qué ser así, no necesariamente tiene que ser así it need not follow that such phenomena are related no hay por qué concluir que tales fenómenos están relacionados that needn't mean that … eso no significa necesariamente que …

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Word of the day pegado
adj
su casa está pegada a la mía = her house is right next to mine …
Cultural fact of the day

In Spain, a privately owned school that receives no government funds is called a colegio privado. Parents pay monthly fees. Colegios privados cover all stages of primary and secondary education.