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help

verb /help/
to do something with or for someone that he cannot do alone, or that he will find useful
ayudar
Will you help me with this translation? Will you please help me (to) translate this poem? Can I help? He fell down and I helped him up.
to play a part in something; to improve or advance
ayudar, contribuir
Bright posters will help to attract the public to the exhibition Good exam results will help his chances of a job.
to make less bad
ayudar (a calmar), aliviar
An aspirin will help your headache.
to serve (a person) in a shop
ayudar, servir
Can I help you, sir?
(with can(not), could (not)) to be able not to do something or to prevent something
no poder evitar
He looked so funny that I couldn’t help laughing Can I help it if it rains?
helper noun
ayudante, asistente
We need several helpers for this job.
helpful adjective
servicial; útil
a very helpful boy You may find this book helpful.
helpfully adverb
útilmente
They helpfully provided a map showing where their house was.
helpfulness noun
utilidad
the helpfulness of the hotel staff.
helping noun the amount of food one has on one’s plate
ración, porción
a large helping of pudding.
helpless adjective needing the help of other people; unable to do anything for oneself
desamparado; indefenso, desvalido
A baby is almost completely helpless.
helplessly adverb
en vano, inútilmente
helplessness noun
desamparo; inutilidad; incapacidad
helpline noun a telephone service that provides advice and support about particular problems
línea de ayuda
They set up a helpline to offer advice to customers.
help oneself (with to) to give oneself or take (food etc)
servirse
Help yourself to another piece of cake ’Can I have a pencil?’ ’Certainly – help yourself He helped himself to (= stole) my jewellery.
(with cannot, could not) to be able to stop (oneself)
contenerse, controlarse
I burst out laughing when he told me – I just couldn’t help myself.
help out phrasal verb to help (a person), usually for a short time because the person is in some difficulty
echar una mano, ayudar
I help out in the shop from time to time Could you help me out by looking after the baby?
(Definition of help from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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