Prefix Verb Advents Calender – 2

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und viel Spaß mit dem zweiten  Türchen von unserem Adventskalender. Each day we’ll take a peek into my upcoming book and learn about the why and what of one prefix verb.
“Türchen” is the standard word for that, by the way… little, cute door :).
Anyway, viel Spaß

der Bedarf, das Bedürfnis

They look like dürfen, smell like dürfen, heck, they even comen from dürfen – but they don’t taste like dürfen at all. 
Today’s dürfen is about having permission. For a long time though it was about something quite different: needing (old English had that verb, too). 

This old meaning is still alive in the verb bedürfen which means to need. The “be“ just makes the need a little stronger. This verb goes with a Genitive. Ewwww. No wonder it is so rare nowadays. But some of the related words are rather common.

Der Bedarf is a need or requirement in a more technical or objective sense. Das Bedürfnis is what you yourself feel like you need.

bedürftig – in need, needy, poor
bedarfsgerecht – according to the need/requirement
note also: dürftig – poor (in quality)

  • That requires my full attention. 
  • Das bedarf meiner vollen Aufmerksamkeit (gen). (rare)
  • Der Energiebedarf steigt.
  • The energy demand is rising.
  • Ich habe ein starkes Bedürfnis nach Ruhe.
  • I have a strong longing/need for calm.

If you have questions, let me know. Ansonsten bis morgen.

 

EDIT 2020:

If you want to know more about that family, you can check out my artile on “dürfen”

Word of the Day – “dürfen”

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Anonymous
Anonymous
6 years ago

– Das bedarf meiner vollen Aufmerksamkeit (gen). (rare)

Warum mag keiner den Genitiv? :-( Anyway, are you saying the use of the genitive in that sentence is rare, or the verb is becoming rare? If the verb, what would be used instead – perhaps “brauchen”?

berlingrabers
6 years ago

I think “bei Bedarf” is probably the most common context in which I see “Bedarf/bedürfen” in normal usage. (I’d say “as/if needed” is probably the most idiomatic English equivalent.)

Fall Into Place
Fall Into Place
6 years ago

Hi I have question, if you want to express time in the past what do you say? https://yourdailygerman.com/2012/10/22/german-time-prepositions/
I think that time + “lang” , when do you use “in” and “für”?

yaribiskuvi
6 years ago

Vielen Dank für alles, was Sie für die machen, die Deutsch zu lernen versuchen! (Könnten Sie bitte sagen, ob dieser Sazt grammatisch korrekt ist?)

matt
matt
6 years ago

Würde ich “der Bedarf” für eine Anwendung benutzen? Zb, in der Sinn von “Die Bedarfs für die Software-Anwendung sind unmöglich zu erfüllen”. Oder ist dann es anderes Wort?

matt
matt
6 years ago
Reply to  Emanuel

In der Tat! Danke für die Erklarung.

Nerdiger Typ
Nerdiger Typ
6 years ago
Reply to  Emanuel

What about the software’s requirements/dependencies (for installation/use)?

etwas wie…
Der Bedarf dieses Programmpackets umfasst eine alte schlecte Version von SSL.
?

lin314159
6 years ago
Reply to  Emanuel

The dependencies of this program include an old, rubbish version of SSL.

Nerdiger Typ
Nerdiger Typ
6 years ago
Reply to  Emanuel

Exactly, a software dependency is a piece of other software required to run the software in question.