I've got a question about צריך and its negative form. It seems to mean "to need" when followed by a noun, and "must" when followed by a verb. אני צריך נעליים : I need shoes אני צריך לראות : I must see. Question : may "אני צריך לראות" mean "I need to see" ? If yes, how do you distinguish ? In the same way, at the negative form, it seems to mean solely "need not" when followed by a noun, and "mustn't" when followed by a verb. אני לא צריך נעליים : I don't need shoes אני לא צריך לראות : I musn't see Question : may "אני לא צריך לראות" mean "I need not see" / "I don't have to see" ? I've got here an example that says "אין צריך לומר" that translates as "useless to say" (= "it need not say").