Is there any difference in meaning between "algo de tiempo" and "algún tiempo" ?

  • Necesitamos algo de tiempo.
  • Necesitamos algún tiempo.

Is the former more usual?

  • Maybe the conceivable interval of time is a bit broader in "necesitamos algún tiempo." I agree with @Gustavson that the other sentence is more common. Commented Dec 14, 2019 at 4:00

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I'd say that:

  • Necesitamos algún tiempo.

is much less usual than:

  • Necesitamos algo de tiempo.

I think the register is approximately the same.

We can also say:

  • Necesitamos un tiempo.


  • Necesitamos un poco de tiempo.

both of which are as usual as "Necesitamos algo de tiempo".

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