Tip 42. If you need something

Use the word precisar in Portuguese to talk about something that you need (usually necesitar in Spanish). In Brazil, if you need something or someone use de after precisar, but if you need to do something, don’t worry about that de.

Example 1:
English: I need one more towel, please.
Spanish: Necesito una toalla más, por favor.
Portuguese: Eu preciso de mais uma toalha, por favor.

Example 2:
English: I need to be at the airport at 3:00 pm.
Spanish: Necesito estar en el aeropuerto a las 3 de la tarde.
Portuguese: Eu preciso estar no aeroporto às 3 da tarde.