Hello! I was always taught that "asistir" was a false cognate to "assist" (to aid/help) in English. My understanding was that "asistir a" means "to attend," either attending an event/school, etc. or to wait on someone. Can you please clarify whether "asistir" in fact can be used to mean "to assist"? Thank you!
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Hello there AA -
Yes, according to my two dictionaries, it can sometimes mean 'assist' or 'help'. [The "Oxford" dictionary labels this as "formal" usage].
Yes, asistir is also used (although more formally than "ayudar) with this meaning.
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