Lei può dipendere dal suo aiuto.

English Sentence

You can depend on his help.

I take it the English means “you can rely on his help”. Does dipendere have that meaning?

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Yes, dipendere can mean “depend on” or “rely on” another person. See the second definition in WordReference.

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I’ve found “contare su” to be a common translation for “rely on”, and I think that would work here: “Lei può contare sul suo aiuto.”

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I would use “Lei puo’ contare sul suo aiuto”. I wouldn’t use “dipendere” for “rely on”, at least I wanted to affirm that the help is guaranteed to come.

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