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"Aid" is a noun which is often translated as "la ayuda", and "help" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "ayudar". Learn more about the difference between "aid" and "help" below.
aid(
eyd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (assistance)
a. la ayuda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
She could pass the test with the aid of the teacher.Pudo pasar el examen con ayuda de la maestra.
b. el auxilio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The lifejacket came to his aid when he fell into the ocean.El salvavidas acudió en su auxilio cuando se cayó en el océano.
c. la necesidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
There are many things we can do without the aid of a computer.Hay muchas cosas que podemos hacer sin necesidad de una computadora.
d. la defensa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(in an argument)
The teacher came to my aid when everyone else was against me.El maestro salió en mi defensa cuando todos los demás se oponían a mi idea.
2. (resources)
a. la ayuda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Our government is committed to sending aid to the refugees.Nuestro gobierno se compromente a enviar ayuda a los refugiados.
b. el beneficio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(finance)
Several famous bands are giving a concert in aid of the foundation.Varios grupos famosos darán un concierto en beneficio de la fundación.
3. (tool)
a. la ayuda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Flashcards are an excellent aid when teaching a language.Las tarjetas didácticas son una excelente ayuda en la enseñanza de una lengua.
4. (helper)
a. el asistente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la asistenta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The position as the manager's aid is vacant if you want to apply.El puesto de asistente de dirección está vacante si quieres solicitarlo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (to help)
a. ayudar
This guide will aid you to choose the best credit card for your needs.Esta guía le ayudará a elegir la tarjeta de crédito ideal para sus necesidades.
b. prestar ayuda
It is our duty to aid all those in need.Tenemos el deber de prestar ayuda a todos aquellos que la necesitan.
c. contribuir a
The investment will aid the economic development of the country.La inversión contribuirá al desarrollo económico del país.
d. facilitar (recovery or understanding)
Dialog will aid mutual understanding.El diálogo facilitará la comprensión mutua.
e. acelerar (recovery or process)
Resting at home and drinking plenty of fluids will aid recovery from a cold.Quedarse en casa descansando y beber mucho líquido acelera la recuperación tras un resfriado.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (to help)
a. ayudar
This test can aid in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.Esta prueba puede ayudar a diagnosticar la embolia pulmonar.
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help(
hehlp
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to assist)
a. ayudar
My mom asked if I could help her clean the kitchen.Mi mamá me preguntó si podía ayudarla a limpiar la cocina.
2. (to avoid)
a. evitar
The accident was something that couldn't be helped; stop blaming yourself.El accidente fue algo que no se podía evitar; deja de culparte.
3. (to serve)
a. servirse
You can help yourself to more pie if you like.Te puedes servir más pay si quieres.
4. (to be of service to)
a. servir
How may I help you, ma'am?¿En qué le puedo servir, señora?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (to give assistance)
a. ayudar
If you want to help, you can make a donation.Si quiere ayudar, puede hacer una donación.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
6. (aid)
a. la ayuda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Mom, I need your help with my homework; there is a math problem I don't understand.Mamá, necesito tu ayuda con los deberes; hay un problema de mates que no entiendo.
7.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(domestic employee)
a. el sirviente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la sirvienta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Our present help has been cleaning the house for years.Nuestra sirvienta actual lleva años limpiando la casa.
b. la asistenta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The help couldn't come today, so I'll have to make dinner myself.La asistenta no pudo venir hoy, así que tendré que preparar la cena yo.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
8.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(group of domestic employees)
a. los sirvientes
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Mom, don't speak to the help that way!Mamá, ¡no les hables así a los sirvientes!
9. (workers)
a. el personal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The help all quit on the same day.Todo el personal renunció el mismo día.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
interjection
10. (used to call for assistance)
a. auxilio
Help! My poor cat is stuck up in that tree!¡Auxilio! ¡Mi pobre gato está atrapado en ese árbol!
b. socorro
Help! This woman is having a heart attack!¡Socorro! ¡Esta señora está sufriendo un infarto!
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