How to say “I need …” in Japanese


Joseph wrote in to ask:

hello how would i say “i need (put word here)” in japanese ?

必要 – hitsu you – is the word you need for “need.”

e.g. パソコンが必要 – you need a computer (or “I need a computer” or even “A computer is needed”)

You can also say …. がほしい = …. ga hoshii = I want to have ….   which is probably slightly more used in everyday situations.

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