"May I help you'"
At work an occassional Hispanic person will come in and wander around the store. Many times it looks like they're trying to find something and are not sure where to look, but they don't seem to expect whoever's working there to understand Spanish, so... I've been trying to figure out how to say "May I help you'"
I know "How may I help you'" = "¿En qué puedo servirle'"
Would "May I help you'" = "¿Podría servirle'"
I usually simplify the phrase by asking "¿Puedo ayudar'" but I would like to know different ways to say it that are perhaps a bit more formal or polite.
Necesita ayuda, that's good idea too.
I would say "Te puedo ayudar'"
"¿Quisieras ayuda" is grammatically wrong, it should be: ¿quieres ayuda'. But we don't use this formula. You can say: ¿necesita ayuda? or as lazarus and heidita mentioned ¿puedo ayudarle/ayudarlo', ¿busca algo en especial'
Would that translate to "Are you looking for anything special'"'?
Actually, I was thinking about it some more, and sometimes I ask "¿Quisieras ayuda'"
You could say:
¿Busca algo en especial'
I'd just say "¿Puedo ayudarle/ayudarlo'