Translation of "need" - English-Turkish dictionary


verb [ T ] uk us /niːd/

A1 If you need something, you must have it, and if you need to do something, you must do it.

ihtiyacı olmak; gereksinim duymak; gerekmek, icap etmek
I need some new shoes.
The country still desperately needs help.
[ + to do sth ] If there's anything else you need to know, just give me a call.
We need you to look after the children for us.
don't need to do sth/ needn't do sth

A2 used in order to say that someone does not have to do something or should not do something

yapılmamalı; yapılmasına gerek yok; ...mamalı/memeli; mayabilir/meyebilir
You didn't need to come all this way.
You don't need to be frightened.
She needn't have taken him to the hospital.

B1 If something needs something to be done to it, that thing should be done in order to improve it.

gereksinimi olmak, yapılması gerekli olmak
Do the clothes on this chair need washing?
The car needs to be serviced.
There needs to be sth

used to say that something is necessary

olmalı, olması gerekli,
There needs to be more funding for education in this country.

(Translation of “need verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)