Phrasebook

en to need – to want to   »   es necesitar – querer

69 [sixty-nine]

to need – to want to

to need – to want to

69 [sesenta y nueve]

necesitar – querer

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I need a bed. (Y-) n------- u-- c---. (Yo) necesito una cama.
I want to sleep. (Y-) q----- d-----. (Yo) quiero dormir.
Is there a bed here? ¿H-- u-- c--- a---? ¿Hay una cama aquí?
I need a lamp. (Y-) n------- u-- l------. (Yo) necesito una lámpara.
I want to read. (Y-) q----- l---. (Yo) quiero leer.
Is there a lamp here? ¿H-- u-- l------ a---? ¿Hay una lámpara aquí?
I need a telephone. (Y-) n------- u- t-------. (Yo) necesito un teléfono.
I want to make a call. (Y-) q----- h---- u-- l------ t---------. (Yo) quiero hacer una llamada telefónica.
Is there a telephone here? ¿H-- u- t------- a---? ¿Hay un teléfono aquí?
I need a camera. (Y-) n------- u-- c-----. (Yo) necesito una cámara.
I want to take photographs. (Y-) q----- f---------- / t---- f----------. (Yo) quiero fotografiar / tomar fotografías.
Is there a camera here? ¿H-- u-- c----- a---? ¿Hay una cámara aquí?
I need a computer. (Y-) n------- u- o-------- / u-- c---------- (a-.). (Yo) necesito un ordenador / una computadora (am.).
I want to send an email. (Y-) q----- m----- u- c----- e----------. (Yo) quiero mandar un correo electrónico.
Is there a computer here? ¿H-- u- o-------- / u-- c---------- (a-.) a---? ¿Hay un ordenador / una computadora (am.) aquí?
I need a pen. (Y-) n------- u- b--------. (Yo) necesito un bolígrafo.
I want to write something. (Y-) q----- e------- a---. (Yo) quiero escribir algo.
Is there a sheet of paper and a pen here? ¿H-- u-- h--- d- p---- y u- b-------- a---? ¿Hay una hoja de papel y un bolígrafo aquí?

Machine Translations

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