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"Det trængte den til" in this context

It's from TYS Danish, a conversation.

Er hun sød?
Ja, det synes jeg. Og hun er et ordensmenneske. Hun har fået ryddet op i Sørens lejlighed.
Det trængte den til. Hvornår gifter de sig?

I cannot understand the meaning of the phrase "Det trængte den til"

Thank you very much in advance.

Nicolás

For learning: Danish
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    Hi Nicolas
    "At trænge til noget" means "to need something".
    "Det trængte den til". Here "den" refers to the apartment (lejligheden), and "det" refers to "ryddet op" (cleaned). So it means: She cleaned up Sørens apartment. It needed that.

    Other examples of use: Jeg trænger til ferie. I need a vacation. Jeg trænger til en is. I need an ice cream. Jeg trænger til at løbe. I need to run (not in the sense of need to run away from danger, but more like an urge to exercise).

    I hope it helped!

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