Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Wednesday April 16, 2008

urgir, verb:
to be urgent

In more formal contexts, to say that something is urgent, Spanish can use the verb urgir.

Urge el dinero.
The money is required urgently.

Urgir can be used with a person as the indirect object:

Me urgía aprovechar mi oportunidad.
It was urgent for me I or I was in a hurry to exploit the opportunity I had.

Urgir also has he meaning of to urge somebody to do something, in which case you put a and the infinitive after it:

Urgieron al gobierno a reaccionar.
They urged the government to react.

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