Translation of helpless in Spanish:
- 1.1 (incapacitated) See examples: the accident left him a helpless invalidto leave/render somebody helplessel accidente lo dejó totalmente imposibilitadoI'm helpless without my glassesdejar a alguien sin recursoshelpless with laughtersin los anteojos no puedo hacer nadahe's helpless in a crisismuerto de risa [colloquial]1.2 (defenseless)en situaciones críticas es totalmente inútil or no sirve para nada(prey/victim)he looked so poor and helplessas helpless as a baby/kittenparecía tan pobre y desamparado or desvalido1.3 (powerless)tan indefenso como un bebé/un gatito(look/expression)to be helpless to +de impotencia
infinitiveser incapaz de+ infinitiveExample sentences
- I am a police captain and feel totally helpless as I am unable to help my city and my family.
- Why do we decide it is none of our business or that we are helpless to do anything about it?
- Is there anything worse than watching someone you love have to suffer while you're helpless to do anything to help?
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