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"Urge" is a form of "urgir", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to urge". "Urgencia" is a noun which is often translated as "urgency". Learn more about the difference between "urge" and "urgencia" below.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to push for)
a. to urge
Las autoridades médicas urgieron a la población en riesgo a vacunarse contra la influenza.The medical authorities urged the population at risk to get vaccinated against influenza.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to be pressing)
a. to be urgently needed
Urge buscar una solución diplomática al conflicto.A diplomatic solution to the conflict is urgently needed.
3. (to be essential)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Me urge llamar a mis padres para que me envíen más dinero.I must call my parents to ask them to send me some more money.
Urge terminar de pintar la casa pronto para poder ponerla a la venta.We urgently need to finish painting the house so we can put it up for sale.
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (hurry)
a. urgency
La urgencia de salir hizo que se olvidara la documentación en casa.HIs urgency in leaving made him forget his ID at home.
2. (urgent need)
a. emergency
Mamá, por favor, abre la puerta. Es una urgencia, ¡me estoy meando mucho!Mom, please open the door. It's an emergency. I really need to pee!
3. (medicine)
a. emergency
El doctor está atendiendo una urgencia y regresará a la consulta lo antes posible.The doctor is dealing with an emergency and will be back in the office as soon as possible.
b. emergency case
Acaba de llegar una urgencia. Dile a la enfermera que localice al doctor de guardia.An emergency case has just come in. Tell the nurse to go find the doctor on call.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (medicine)
a. emergency room
Al niño no le baja la fiebre. Lo mejor será llevarlo a urgencias.The boy's fever isn't going down. We'd better take him to the emergency room.
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