This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in 3).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (obligatory)
a. necesario
The necessary conditions have not been met.No se han cumplido las condiciones necesarias.
b. preciso
It is necessary for you to attend the meeting tonight.Es preciso que usted asista a la reunión de esta noche.
2. (unavoidable)
a. inevitable
After the bankruptcy, it was necessary for the company to lay off some workers.Después de la declaración de bancarrota, fue inevitable que la empresa despidiera algunos empleados.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(what is required)
a. lo necesario
Are you prepared to do the necessary to achieve the goal?¿Estás preparado para hacer lo necesario para conseguir el objetivo?
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (supplies)
a. las necesidades
(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).
Make sure you have all your necessaries before leaving for your trip.Asegúrate de tener todas tus necesidades antes de salir para tu viaje.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (colloquial)
to do the necessaryhacer lo necesario
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (indispensable)
a. necesario(a), preciso(a)
it is necessary to remind themhay que recordárselo
to do what is necessaryhacer lo necesario
if necessarysi es preciso or necesario
when(ever) necessarycuando sea necesario or preciso
a necessary evilun mal necesario
necessary [ˈnesɪsərɪ]
1 (required) necesario
the necessary qualifications it is absolutely necessary
is that really necessary? ¿es eso realmente or verdaderamente necesario?; to be necessary to do sth ser necesario or preciso hacer algo
It is necessary to examine this claim before we proceed any further I kept the engine running because it might be necessary to leave fast It is necessary for him to be there
is it necessary for us to go? ¿es necesario or preciso que vayamos?
he made the necessary [arrangements] I shall do [everything] necessary
if necessary si es necesario or preciso; don't do more than is necessary no hagas más de lo necesario; do whatever (is) necessary to find him haz todo lo posible para encontrarlo; when/where necessary cuando/donde sea necesario or preciso
2 (inevitable) [+consequence, conclusion] inevitable
wastage is a necessary consequence of war
a necessary evil un mal necesario
Children's bathtime can be a pleasurable activity instead of a necessary evil
1 (what is required)
the necessary lo necesario; I'll do the necessary haré lo que haga falta; haré lo que sea necesario
2 (money)
have you got the necessary? ¿tienes la pasta? (informal)
3 necessaries (essentials)
the necessaries of life las necesidades básicas (de la vida)
His physical strength is the only commodity he has to give in exchange for the necessaries of life
there are shops nearby for all the necessaries hay tiendas cerca para todo lo necesario
...a small parcel of necessaries tied up in a handkerchief and carried on a stick
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