to need - necesitar  

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The verb necesitar means to need.
Necesitar is a regular -ar verb.

yo necesito I need
necesitas you need
Ud./él/ella necesita you/he/she needs
nosotros/as necesitamos we need
vosotros/as necesitáis you guys need
Uds./ellos/ellas necesitan you all/they need
    Yo necesito un taxi.
         I need a taxi.
    necesitas un pedazo de papel.
         You need a piece of paper.
    Él necesita tomar una siesta.
         He needs to take a nap.
    Juan necesita un lápiz.
         Juan needs a pencil.
    Usted necesita este destornillador.
         You need this screwdriver. (formal)
    Nosotros necesitamos leer el libro.
         We need to read the book.
        Vosotros necesitáis
         You all need (familiar - only used in Spain)
    Los alumnos necesitan lápices.
         The students need pencils.

    Note!
    él, ella, and usted all have the same ending (necesita)
    so do ellos, ellas, and ustedes (necesitan)


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