Translation of ayudar in English:

ayudar

vt

  • to help ayudar al prójimo to help one's neighbor ¿te ayudo? do you need any help?, can o shall I help you?, can o shall I give you a hand? [colloquial/familiar] vino a ayudarme unos días she came to help me out for a few days ayudar a algn con algo to help sb with sth ayuda a tu hermano con los deberes help your brother with his homework mis padres me ayudaron con los gastos de la fiesta my parents helped me (out) with the cost of the party ayudar a algn a + inf to help sb (to) + inf ayúdame a poner la mesa help me (to) set the table lo ayudé a arreglar la moto I helped him (to) fix his motorbike

vi

ayudarse v pron

  • to help oneself tú mismo tienes que ayudarte you've got to do something to help yourself para ayudarse empezó a dar clases de inglés he started giving English classes to earn a bit more moneyayudarse de orcon algo camina ayudándose de or con un bastón he walks with the aid o help of a stick, he walks with a stick

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