When I was doing the Turkish reverse course, the phrase used to express "I need" in the exercises was almost always benim yardıma ihtiyacım var, whereas in this course I've only seen the bana yardım gerekiyor form. I'm guessing they mean exactly the same thing, but are they equally common?
I suppose the difference in translation would be "I'm in need of" vs "I need". They are both equally common and the meanings are the same.
Is this like Irish where they say İ lack help rather than need? I ask because one would expect the verb to be conjugated in the first person if it was literally I need. (Or the negative as in this sentence) Here the verb is being applied to the help. Is this sentence more literally my help is not lacking? Or something similiar?
The literal translation is "help is not necessary to me." However the meaning is "I don't need help".
I was confused by the im in the word yardim and thought it meant my help but it just part of the word. Oops! But this answer clarifies the sentence for me. Thank you.
İ may be totally wrong, but İ would suggest 'Onun bana yardımı gerekmiyor' - 'His help to me is not needed'. Please correct me if İ'm wrong.
"Bana yardım gerekmiyor." Translation: I do not need help.
It is not necessary to help me. - Correct other answer accepted by Duo.
My stubborn Turkish pride (gururumdan) & my English tenacity. Very potent combination.