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"Este dicionário ajudará você a aprender esta língua."

Translation:This dictionary will help you to learn this language.

October 19, 2014



Does "ajudar" always needs the preposition "a"?


It has two objects:

  • The one being helped - A direct object
  • The kind of help being given - An indirect object

The preposition is needed whenever you use the indirect object.

  • Ajudar você (only direct object)
  • Ajudar a aprender (only indirect object - preposition required)
  • Ajudar você a aprender (both objects - the indirect one requires preposition)


So, "ajudar você para aprender" is not possible?


Not really. "A" is the right preposition.

Para in this case makes it sound like "Help you for me to learn".

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