Let's say the sentence is:

I need a bigger one.

My attempt is:

Necesito una más grande.

This obviously doesn't sound right to me. So, I would like to know how a native speaker would translate such sentences with an adjective (in comparative form, such as bigger, smaller, thinner, higher, etc.) with the word "one" after it.

Similarly, what if I had to say another one instead of bigger one here? Will it be una otra?

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Necesito uno (una) más grande

Both are correct

No cabe en la bolsa, necesito una más grande
El costal está lleno, necesito uno más grande

Another one

Otro - otra
Ya no tengo pintura, necesito otro litro
Yo no tengo pintura, necesito otra lata
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    "necesito otra lata"...This is good if I wanted to say, "I need another can". But what if I don't want to explicitly mention the can and just say, "another one" instead?
    – TheLearner
    Commented May 29, 2014 at 13:37
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    Use necesito otra, lata is feminine, necesito otro (coche) car is masculine.
    – Nicoli
    Commented May 29, 2014 at 13:41
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    If you've already said Necesito once already, you can get away with just saying Otra... or Otro... or even.. uno(a) más
    – dockeryZ
    Commented May 29, 2014 at 20:20

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