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"Be my guest" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "ser mi huésped", and "help yourself" is a phrase which is often translated as "sírvete". Learn more about the difference between "be my guest" and "help yourself" below.
be my guest(
bi
 
may
 
gehst
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to be my guest)
a. ser mi huésped
Don't be rude! Carlos is my guest, and I won't have you insulting him that way.¡No seas grosero! Carlos es mi huésped, y no permitiré que lo trates de esa forma.
b. ser mi invitado
I'd like to introduce you to Micaela. She is my guest this evening.Me gustaría presentarles a Micaela. Es mi invitada esta noche.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2. (imperative, to be my guest)
a. se mi huésped
Be my guest tonight. I insist you cancel your hotel reservation.Se mi huésped esta noche. Insisto que canceles tu reservación de hotel.
b. se mi invitado
Please be my guest tonight.Por favor, se mi invitada esta noche.
3. (imperative, help yourself)
a. por supuesto
Can I take the car out for a spin? - Be my guest!¿Puedo dar una vuelta con el coche? - ¡Por supuesto!
b. adelante
If you think you can get this TV to work, be my guest! I've tried everything.Si tú crees que puedes hacer que esto funcione, ¡adelante! Lo he intentado todo.
c. sírvete
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular, for things)
Could I try a piece of the cake? - Please, be my guest!¿Podría probar un pedazo de pastel? - ¡Por favor, sírvete!
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help yourself(
hehlp
 
yoor
-
sehlf
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (imperative)
a. sírvete (singular)
Can I have a cookie? - Of course! Help yourself.¿Puedo tomar una galleta? - ¡Cómo no! Sírvete.
b. sírvase (singular)
Please, help yourself to the lamb.Por favor, sírvase el cordero.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
2. (to do something for your benefit)
a. ayudarte a ti mismo
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
How can you expect to accomplish anything if you're not even capable of helping yourself?¿Cómo puedes esperar lograr algo si ni siquiera eres capaz de ayudarte a ti mismo?
b. ayudarse a sí mismo
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
You would help yourself greatly by planning ahead more.Se ayudaría mucho a sí mismo haciendo los planes con más antelación.
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