Quick answer
"We need to" is a phrase which is often translated as "necesitamos", and "or" is a conjunction which is often translated as "o". Learn more about the difference between "we need to" and "or" below.
we need to
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. necesitamos
We need to clean the house this weekend.Necesitamos limpiar la casa este fin de semana.
b. tenemos que
We need to fight for our rights.Tenemos que luchar por nuestros derechos.
c. nos hace falta
We need to hire a caterer for our wedding.Nos hace falta contratar una empresa de catering para nuestra boda.
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or(
awr
)
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (indicating alternative)
a. o
Do you want the chicken or the beef?¿Quiere pollo o bistec?
I think they have seven or eight children.Creo que tienen siete u ocho hijos.
b. ni (in negative constructions)
Your comment wasn't funny or nice.Tu comentario no fue ni gracioso ni simpático.
OR
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
2. (U.S. state)
a. Oregón
My friend goes to college in Portland, OR.Mi amigo asiste a la universidad en Portland, Oregón.
3. (operating room)
a. el quirófano
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The doctor and the nurse are in the OR.El médico y el enfermero están en el quirófano.
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