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Security, network safety, computer hacking, wifi networks, passwords, where does it stop? Are we being prudently cautious or just paranoid? That is the topic in today’s lesson, and come away with lots of new vocabulary related to high tech as well.
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Great lesson as always. My question is why is the verb precisar is followed by para. I thought if the verb follows precisar it’s not required. Couldn’t you’ve said precisa hackear?
OK, excellent question. Sometimes we find precisar in one phrase, as in “Maria precisa comer” (Maria needs to eat). However sometimes we find precisar when it is really embedded in two phrases, as in “Quanto tempo Maria precisa para comer a comida dela” (How long does Maria need to eat her food).
In this lesson, we find an example of the second type.
You will also notice that in the second example, in English you could add the words “in order to”, (How long does Maria need, in order to eat her food). This is not the case in the first example, where there is only one clause (*Maria needs in order to eat.)
So, don’t use “para” if there is one clause. Use “para” if you are joining two clauses.