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"Explicas" is a form of "explicar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to explain". "Ayudaré" is a form of "ayudar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to help". Learn more about the difference between "explicas" and "ayudaré" below.
explicar(
ehks
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plee
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kahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to give an explanation)
a. to explain
¿Me puede explicar cómo funciona?Could you explain to me how it works?
2. (to give instruction)
a. to teach
La profesora explicó la primera lección del libro en clase.The teacher taught the first lesson of the book in class.
b. to lecture in
El profesor explicó la teoría de la relatividad.The teacher lectured in the theory of relativity.
explicarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to give an explanation)
a. to explain oneself
¿Qué quiere decir con eso? Explíquese.What do you mean by that? Explain yourself.
4. (to make out)
a. to understand
No se explican cómo los ladrones pudieron entrar al banco.They can't understand how the thieves broke into the bank.
5. (to express)
a. to make oneself understood
Nadie está siguiendo mis instrucciones; no he conseguido explicarme.Nobody is following my instructions; I failed to make myself understood.
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ayudar(
ah
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yoo
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dahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to assist)
a. to help
¿Puedes ayudarme a mover este sofá?Can you help me move this sofa?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to assist)
a. to help
Si quieres ayudar, puedes barrer las hojas del jardín.If you want to help, you can sweep the leaves in the garden.
ayudarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to make use of something)
a. to use
Ayúdate de un trozo de pan para llevar la comida al tenedor.Use a piece of bread to push the food on to your fork.
b. to make use of
No se pudieron ayudar de la harina que sobró.They couldn't make use of the flour that was left over.
A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
4. (to assist each other)
a. to help each other
Los dos hermanos están muy unidos y se ayudan mucho.The two brothers are very close and they help each other a lot.
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