How to ask for help in Spanish

19 May

How to ask for help in Spanish

Hello everyone and welcome to the blog! ­čÖé

Today I want to show you how to ask for help in Spanish. This is one of the most important things you should learn when learning a new language.

As usual, I will write a pronunciation guide in parenthesis, but you can always check the tables I created to help you with Spanish Pronunciation.

 

Lets begin. Ill start by giving you the translations to both the noun and verb for help’:

Ayuda (ah-joo-dah) Help (noun)

Ayudar (ah-joo-dahr) To help (verb)

 

Now Ill show you five phrases to ask for help:

1) Permiso, ┬┐me puede ayudar? Excuse me, can you help me?

*Use this when you need to ask something in a place, like directions, for example. You can add por favor (please) too:

Permiso, ¿me puede ayudar? Por favor

Permiso, ¿por favor me puede ayudar?

Por favor, ¿me puede ayudar?

Casual variations:

┬┐Me puedes ayudar? Can you help me?

┬┐Puedes ayudarme? Can you help me?

┬┐Mira, me puedes ayudar? Hey, can you help me?

* You can of course add por favor to all of these.

 

2) Necesito ayuda I need help

*Again, you can also add por favor, especially if youre approaching a person on the street in a place.

 

3) Ay├║deme por favor Please help me

 

4) ┬┐Alguien me puede ayudar? Can someone help me?

 

5) Ayuda Help

*If you find yourself sick or in a dire situation in public, sometimes all you can say is just help.

*Variations of this: (all of these translate to help me)

Ay├║denme

Ay├║dame

Ay├║deme (*This is a formal version)

*You will often see these written with exclamation marks ¡Ayúdenme!

 

There are also the expressions:

┬┐Me puedes dar una mano? Can you give me a hand?

*A more formal version can be: ¿Me puede dar una mano? Or ¿Me da una mano?

*More casual versions:

┬┐Me das una mano?

┬┐Puedes darme una mano?

 

Dame una mano Give me a hand

*A more formal version: Deme una mano, or, Deme una mano, por favor (also Por favor, deme una mano)

 

Pr├ęstame tu ayuda Lend me your help

*Also:┬áPr├ęstame ayuda

This one is more casual, and honestly, I rarely hear it.


 

This is it for now! Al always, I hope you find this lesson useful, and easy to understand. If you have any doubts, contact me on my Twitter Page, or Facebook Page.

Thank you for reading, and have a nice day ­čÖé

Until next time!