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en to need – to want to   »   ca necessitar – voler

69 [sixty-nine]

to need – to want to

to need – to want to

69 [seixanta-nou]

necessitar – voler

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I need a bed. (Jo------ssi-- u----it. (Jo) necessito un llit. (-o- n-c-s-i-o u- l-i-. ----------------------- (Jo) necessito un llit. 0
I want to sleep. (Jo---u-- --r--r. (Jo) vull dormir. (-o- v-l- d-r-i-. ----------------- (Jo) vull dormir. 0
Is there a bed here? Hi ha-un-lli- -q--? Hi ha un llit aquí? H- h- u- l-i- a-u-? ------------------- Hi ha un llit aquí? 0
I need a lamp. (J-- -ecess-t--u---lu-. (Jo) necessito un llum. (-o- n-c-s-i-o u- l-u-. ----------------------- (Jo) necessito un llum. 0
I want to read. (Jo)---l- ---gir. (Jo) vull llegir. (-o- v-l- l-e-i-. ----------------- (Jo) vull llegir. 0
Is there a lamp here? H--h- -- l--- aq--? Hi ha un llum aquí? H- h- u- l-u- a-u-? ------------------- Hi ha un llum aquí? 0
I need a telephone. Ne---s-------te-è---. Necessito un telèfon. N-c-s-i-o u- t-l-f-n- --------------------- Necessito un telèfon. 0
I want to make a call. V----tr-c-r. Vull trucar. V-l- t-u-a-. ------------ Vull trucar. 0
Is there a telephone here? Hi ---u- -e---o--aqu-? Hi ha un telèfon aquí? H- h- u- t-l-f-n a-u-? ---------------------- Hi ha un telèfon aquí? 0
I need a camera. N-c--sit--un----m-ra. Necessito una càmera. N-c-s-i-o u-a c-m-r-. --------------------- Necessito una càmera. 0
I want to take photographs. Vu-l fer fotos. Vull fer fotos. V-l- f-r f-t-s- --------------- Vull fer fotos. 0
Is there a camera here? Hi -a-u---c-mer- aq-í? Hi ha una càmera aquí? H- h- u-a c-m-r- a-u-? ---------------------- Hi ha una càmera aquí? 0
I need a computer. Ne------o--- o-d---d--. Necessito un ordinador. N-c-s-i-o u- o-d-n-d-r- ----------------------- Necessito un ordinador. 0
I want to send an email. Vull--n---r--- c-rr-- --ec-ròn--. Vull enviar un correu electrònic. V-l- e-v-a- u- c-r-e- e-e-t-ò-i-. --------------------------------- Vull enviar un correu electrònic. 0
Is there a computer here? Hi h--u----d-nador-a--í? Hi ha un ordinador aquí? H- h- u- o-d-n-d-r a-u-? ------------------------ Hi ha un ordinador aquí? 0
I need a pen. Nec-ssit-----bol-gr-f. Necessito un bolígraf. N-c-s-i-o u- b-l-g-a-. ---------------------- Necessito un bolígraf. 0
I want to write something. Vu-l escri-re --gun- -osa. Vull escriure alguna cosa. V-l- e-c-i-r- a-g-n- c-s-. -------------------------- Vull escriure alguna cosa. 0
Is there a sheet of paper and a pen here? Hi-h---n fu----- -a--- i u- bolí--af? Hi ha un full de paper i un bolígraf? H- h- u- f-l- d- p-p-r i u- b-l-g-a-? ------------------------------------- Hi ha un full de paper i un bolígraf? 0

Machine Translations

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