Turkish 138 - Gerek - Lazım

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requirement, need
noun
gerek
necessary, required, essential
adjective
gerekli
to require, to be necessary, to be needed
VERB - intransitive, non-passive
gerekmek

This is a peculiar verb in Turkish. It takes no passive suffix, yet it conveys the meaning of one. It is mostly used with a nominalized verb. For example:

Çıkmanız gerekiyor. Literally: 'Your leaving is necesary/is required.'

My going is needed.
sentence
Gitmem gerekiyor.
There is no need for you to say. [Lit.] Your saying is not needed.
sentence
Söylemenize gerek yok.
stuff, things, ware, goodsE
noun
eşya
Is all this stuff necessary?
sentence
Bütün bu eşyalar gerekli mi?
necessity, need, requirement
noun
lüzum
necessary, required, needed
adjective
lazım
to be required, to be needed
VERB - intransitive, non-passiveVERB - dative
lazım olmak
We needed your car. [Lit.] Your car became necessary to us.
sentence
Araban bize lazım oldu.
I need his pencil. [Lit.] His pencil is necessary to me.
sentence
Kalemi bana lazım.
material
noun
materyal
Did we bring the necessary materials?
sentence
Lazım materyalleri getirdik mi?
My going is needed.
sentence
Gitmem lazım.
to make it in time, to catch up, to keep up
VERB - intransitive, non-passiveVERB - dative
yetişmek
opera
noun
opera
It is necessary for them to leave now in order (for them) to make it to the opera.
sentence
Operaya yetişmeleri için şimdi çıkmaları gerekiyor.
urgent, emergency, immediate
adjective
acil
immediately, urgently, hastily
adverb
acilen
Kamil needs to leave immediately. [Lit.] Kamil's immediate going outside is necessary.
sentence
Kamil'in acilen dışarı çıkması gerekiyor.
document, record
noun
belge
They want us to bring the necessary documents later.
sentence
Gerekli belgeleri sonra getirmemizi istiyorlar.

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