Sunday, March 24, 2019

iru いる, 要る - To Need

WIP: this article is incomplete and might change in the unforeseeable future.
In Japanese, iru いる, also spelled iru 要る, means "to need," or rather, it means "to be necessary" for something or by someone.

This iru to be confused with the iru いる that means "to exist." Or with the other iru いる.

An example of its usage:
  • kane ga iru 金がいる
    Money is necessary.
    • I need money, to buy things and pay bills.
    • To make a spaceship, you'd need a lot of money.

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