Sentences with Necesitar: Guide, Conjugation and Exercises

In this post, you will learn how to make sentences with the verb “necesitar”, a very common verb in Spanish that you should definitely know.

“Necesitar” means “need” and these are some sentences you can make with it:

  • Yo necesito entrenar más (I need to train more)
  • Ella necesita descansar (She needs to rest)
  • Nosotros necesitamos ayuda ( We need help)

Let’s learn and practice how to make sentences with “necesitar”

Sentences with Necesitar

These are some examples of spanish sentences with “necesitar” with its translation in English

ESYo necesito concentrarme
ENI need to focus
ESYo necesito unas vacaciones
ENI need some vacations
ESElla necesita estudiar más
ENShe need to study more
ESNecesitamos aprender español
ENWe need to learn Spanish
ESNecesito una canción de los Lumineers
ENI need a song by the Lumineers
ESNecesitaré todo tu apoyo
ENI will need all of your support
ESNecesitaremos más habitaciones
ENWe will need more rooms
ESElla necesitaba hacer algo importante
ENShe needed to do something important

Questions with Necesitar

These are questions with the verb “necesitar”

ES¿Qué necesitas para el desayuno?
ENWhat do you need for breakfast?
ES¿Necesitas ayuda con tus deberes?
ENDo you need help with your homework?
ES¿Por qué necesitas un teléfono nuevo?
ENWhy do you need a new phone?
ES¿Por qué necesitas un nuevo trabajo?
ENWhy do you need a new job?
ES¿Cuándo necesitas terminar ese proyecto?
ENWhen do you need to finish that project?

Conjugation: Necesitar in Present Simple [Presente]

This is the conjugation of the verb “necesitar” in the present simple

Yo necesitoI need
Usted necesitaYou need
Él necesitaHe needs
Ella necesitaShe need
Eso necesitaIt needs
Ustedes necesitanYou need
Nosotros necesitamosWe need
Ellos/ Ellas necesitanThey need

Now, it is time to practice what you have learned

Conjugation: Necesitar in Past Simple [Pasado]

This is the conjugation of the verb “necesitar” in the past simple

Yo necesitéI needed
Usted necesitabaYou needed
Él necesitabaHe needed
Ella necesitabaShe needed
Eso necesitabaIt needed
Ustedes necesitabanYou needed
Vosotros/as necesitasteisYou needed
Nosotros necesitabamosWe needed
Ellos/ Ellas necesitabanThey needed

Conjugation: Necesitar in Future Simple [Futuro]

This is the conjugation of the verb “necesitar” in the future simple

Yo necesitaréI will need
Usted necesitaráYou will need
Él necesitaráHe will need
Ella necesitaráShe will need
Eso necesitaráIt will need
Ustedes necesitaránYou will need
Vosotros/as necesitareísYou will need
Nosotros necesitaremosWe will need
Ellos/ Ellas necesitaránThey will need

Exercise: Sentences with Necesitar

Arrange the words to create sentences with necesitar

Manuel Campos, English Professor

Manuel Campos

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