Quick answer
"Chip in" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "contribuir", and "help" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "ayudar". Learn more about the difference between "chip in" and "help" below.
chip in
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.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to give some money)
a. contribuir
Alice said she won't chip in for the present.Alice dijo que no iba a contribuir para el regalo.
b. poner dinero
We all chipped in to buy some beers and snacks.Todos pusimos dinero para comprar unas cervezas y unos snacks.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to join in a conversation)
a. intervenir
During the discussion, Mike chipped in with some interesting ideas.Durante el debate, Mike intervino con algunas ideas interesantes.
b. interrumpir
Every time I tried to talk, she chipped in with some irrelevant remark.Cada vez que yo pretendía hablar, ella interrumpía con algún comentario descolgado.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to give to a common fund)
a. aportar
Let's chip in ten dollars each to buy Susie a nice gift.Aportemos diez dólares cada uno para comprarle a Susie un lindo regalo.
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help(
hehlp
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
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.).
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).
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).
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).
, 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).
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).
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).
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).
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!).
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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