necessity

necessity(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (need)
a. la necesidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Most people say that a quality early childhood education is a necessity.La mayoría de la gente dice que una educación de calidad en la infancia temprana es una necesidad.
2. (necessary thing)
a. la necesidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A cell phone is a necessity in modern life.Un teléfono celular es una necesidad en la vida moderna.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He can't afford the bare necessities of life.No puede solventar las necesidades básicas de la vida.
We're collecting necessities for war refugees.Estamos recolectando artículos de primera necesidad para los refugiados de guerra.
3. (unavoidable thing)
a. la necesidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Fining drivers who exceed speed limits is a necessity for protecting pedestrians' lives.Multar a los conductores que exceden los límites de velocidad es una necesidad para proteger las vidas de los peatones.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A multicultural environment is by necessity a multilingual one.Un ambiente multicultural es forzosamente multilingüe.
He had to wear a bullet proof vest out of necessity.Necesariamente tuvo que llevarse puesto un chaleco antibalas.
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necessity
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (need)
a. la necesidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
of necessitypor fuerza, necesariamente
necessitiesnecesidades fpl
2. (prov)
a.
necessity is the mother of inventionla necesidad aviva el ingenio
necessity [nɪˈsesɪtɪ]
noun
1 (need) necesidad (f)
I don't see the necessity of it no veo la necesidad de eso
I see no necessity in your going
there is no necessity for you to do it no es necesario que lo hagas; she works from economic necessity trabaja por necesidad; of necessity necesariamente; forzosamente; por fuerza
discussions must of necessity be carried out in secret he makes a choice to which he must of necesity adhere negotiations are of necessity through a third party
out of sheer necessity por pura necesidad
I work out of sheer necessity many people shoplift out of sheer necessity
necessity is the mother of invention la necesidad agudiza el ingenio
2 (necessary thing) necesidad (f)
for me a video is a necessity for me a video is a necessity, otherwise I'd never get to watch "ER"
necessities such as food and clothing were in short supply escaseaban artículos de primera necesidad tales como la comida y la ropa; the basic necessities of life las necesidades básicas (de la vida)
3 (unavoidable thing)
the curfew was seen as a regrettable necessity el toque de queda era visto como un mal necesario
many now see low wages as an unavoidable necessity in the fight to to remain competitive high numbers of casualties were regarded as a somewhat regrettable necessity
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