"May I help you'"

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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.

Gracias!!

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updated AGO 6, 2008
posted by Quantum-Polagnus

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Necesita ayuda, that's good idea too.

updated AGO 6, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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I would say "Te puedo ayudar'"

updated AGO 6, 2008
posted by sean2
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"¿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'

updated AGO 6, 2008
posted by Dunia
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Would that translate to "Are you looking for anything special'"'?

Actually, I was thinking about it some more, and sometimes I ask "¿Quisieras ayuda'"

updated AGO 5, 2008
posted by Quantum-Polagnus
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You could say:

¿Busca algo en especial'

updated AGO 5, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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I'd just say "¿Puedo ayudarle/ayudarlo'

updated AGO 5, 2008
posted by lazarus1907