צריך

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Hebrew[edit]

Root
צ־ר־ך

Adjective[edit]

צָרִיךְ (tsaríkh) (feminine צְרִיכָה, masculine plural צְרִיכִים, feminine plural צְרִיכוֹת) [pattern: קָטִיל]

  1. Needing, in need of (something).
    אני צריכה את הספר.aní tsrikhá ét haséfer. — I need the book.
    הם צריכים חלב?hém tsrikhím khaláv? — Do they need milk?
  2. Needing to, having to, obligated to (do something).
    באיזו שעה אתם צריכים להיות שם?b'éizo sha'á atém tsrikhím lihyót sham? — At what time do you have to be there?
    הוא לא צריך לריב איתה.hu lo tsaríkh larív itá. — He shouldn't fight with her.

Usage notes[edit]

  • While צריך is an adjective, it is used in much the same way as a present-tense verb. In particular, it takes a direct object, using the preposition את (ét) if the object is semantically definite.

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