लागणे(lAgaNe) is one verb. But it has many different meanings !!
Generally, sentence structure will follow this pattern.

Form of subject with preposition "to" object
form of लागणे(lAgaNe) as per object
मला (malA)बादली (bAdalI )
लागते (lAgate)

1) To Need

There is a subtle difference in “To need” and “To want”. A need is something you have to have, something you can’t do without. A good example is a food.  A want is something you would like to have. It is not absolutely necessary, but it would be a good thing to have. A good example is music.

So to indicate “To need” in colloquial Marathi, we use verb लागणे(lAgaNe).
Sentence structure is same as above

I need bucket -> मला बादली लागते (malA bAdalI lAgate )
I will need bucket -> मला बादली लागेल (malA bAdalI lAgel)
My car needs a lot of petrol -> माझ्या गाडीला खूप पेट्रोल लागते (mAjhyA gADIlA khUp peTrol lAgate)

2) We have already seen how is used to indicate “Must”/“to be have to”


I got hurt by knife -> मला सुरी लागली (malA surI lAgalI)
I got hurt by car -> मला गाडी लागली (malA gADI lAgalI)

4) To be hungry -> भूक लागणे (bhUk lAgaNe), To be thirsty -> तहान लागणे ( tahAn lAgaNe)

“तहान” and “भूक” are both feminine singular nouns. So verb form will be created accordingly.

I was hungry -> मला भूक लागली. (malA bhUk lAgalI.)
She was hungry -> तीला भूक लागली. (tIlA bhUk lAgalI.)
I was thirsty -> मला तहान लागली. (malA tahAn lAgalI.)
She was thirsty -> तीला तहान लागली. (tIlA tahAn lAgalI.)

I am hungry -> मला भूक लागली आहे. (malA bhUk lAgalI Ahe.)
She is hungry -> तीला भूक लागली आहे. (tIlA bhUk lAgalI Ahe.)
I am thirsty -> मला तहान लागली आहे. (malA tahAn lAgalI Ahe.)
She is thirsty -> तीला तहान लागली आहे. (tIlA tahAn lAgalI Ahe.)

5) To indicate of a program/song on TV/Radio started or was going on

“Big boss” serial starts at 9 -> बिग बॉस मालिका नऊ वाजता लागते (big b~os mAlikA naU vAjatA lAgate)
Song of Lata was going on when I went there -> मी तिकडे गेलो तेव्हा लताचे गाणे लागले होते (mI tikaDe gelo tevhA latAche gANe lAgale hote)

6) Start An electric/electronic appliance

The electric bulb was on -> विजेचा बल्ब लागला. (vijechA bulb lAgalA.)
The TV started after he repaired it -> त्याने दुरुस्त केल्यावर टीव्ही लागला (tyAne durust kelyAvar TIvhI lAgalA)

7) To feel vomiting/ nausea while travelling in bus

To feel vomiting/ nausea while travelling in the bus -> गाडी लागणे (gADI lAgaNe)
She feels nausea in bus travel -> तीला गाडी लागते

lso refer previous lesson लावणे(lAvaNe) – one verb, multiple meanings !!
लावणे(lAvaNe) – one verb, multiple meanings !!
Verb लावणे(lAvaNe) is causative verb of लागणे(lAgaNe). So meanings there are applicable.
She took lot of time ->तीने खूप वेळ लावला (tIne khUp veL lAvalA)
It took her lot of time -> तीला खूप वेळ लागला (tIlA khUp veL lAgalA )

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