Translation of need in German:


Pronunciation: /niːd/


  • 1 Notwendigkeit (for, of) (Gen.); (demand) Bedarf (for, of an) (+ Dat.) as the need arises nach Bedarf if need be nötigenfalls there's no need for that [das ist] nicht nötig there's no need to do sth es ist nicht nötig, etw. zu tun be in need of sth etw. brauchen there's no need for you to come du brauchst nicht zu kommen
  • 2no pl. (emergency) Not in case of need im Notfall


  • 1 (require) brauchen sth that urgently needs doing etw., was dringend gemacht werden muss it needs a coat of paint es muss gestrichen werden
  • 2 (expr. necessity) müssen I need to do it ich muss es tun it needs/doesn't need to be done es muss getan werden/es braucht nicht getan zu werden
  • 3
    (pres. he need neg., need not or [infml], needn't /ˈniːdnt/)
    (expr. desirability) müssen; with neg. brauchen zu

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