Definition of 'helpful'
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It is also helpful for the researchers and engineers building the technology. Smithsonian Mag (2017)It may be helpful to you. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There's also helpful information on your consumer rights. The Sun (2016)That's really helpful to us all. The Sun (2016)Yes, it is smart without being stuffy and the helpful staff only add to the relaxing feel. The Sun (2016)I have always found their staff to be helpful, knowledgeable and courteous. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I also found it helpful that he didn't suddenly treat me differently or shower me with presents. Times, Sunday Times (2016)On this subject men, too, are given some helpful advice. The Sun (2016)It may be helpful or commercially sensible to notify other data controllers, although organisations are not obliged to do so under the DPA. Computing (2010)This information is helpful in comparing the size of your deductions with the average amounts claimed. Christianity Today (2000)The bark of trees is often helpful in identifying them in winter. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There are a couple of books you may find helpful. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The cut to corporation and employer national insurance contributions is also helpful. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are those moments of having to reassure yourself that this really is helpful. Trauma and Recovery (1992)Managers often find it helpful to look at how their project would fare under different scenarios. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)The staff were most helpful and a new replacement was totally unexpected but greatly welcomed. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But they are often the most helpful in raising standards in the team. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It may therefore be helpful to read these chapters two or three times. Stammering in Young Children (1988)The website covers the top ten emigration destinations worldwide and includes helpful tips and advice. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The variety of the workshops was really helpful. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Knowing as much as you can about the problem is helpful in finding solutions. Coping with Stress at Work (1988)The rooms are large and comfortable and the staff helpful and friendly. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The book is a mine of research and helpful information. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)An external source of reference is often helpful when a whole family feels itself "lost" in grief in this way. Know Your Own Mind (1991)
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Translations for 'helpful'
British English: helpful /ˈhɛlpfʊl/ ADJECTIVE
If someone is helpful, they help you by doing work for you or by giving you advice or information.
The staff in the head office were helpful.
- American English: helpful
- Arabic: مُفِيد
- Brazilian Portuguese: útil
- Chinese: 有帮助的
- Croatian: uslužan
- Czech: ochotný
- Danish: hjælpsom
- Dutch: behulpzaam
- European Spanish: servicial
- Finnish: avulias
- French: utile
- German: hilfsbereit
- Greek: εξυπηρετικός
- Italian: utile
- Japanese: 役に立つ
- Korean: 유용한
- Norwegian: hjelpsom
- Polish: pomocny
- European Portuguese: útil
- Romanian: util
- Russian: полезный
- Spanish: servicial
- Swedish: hjälpsam
- Thai: เป็นประโยชน์
- Turkish: yardımcı
- Ukrainian: корисний
- Vietnamese: có ích
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