Quick answer
"Ayuda" is a form of "ayudar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to help". "Dios" is a noun which is often translated as "god". Learn more about the difference between "dios" and "ayuda" below.
el dios, la diosa(
dyohs
)
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
1. (supernatural being)
a. god (masculine or both genders)
Marte era el dios romano de la guerra.Mars was the Roman god of war.
Los antiguos griegos creían en muchos dioses.The ancient Greeks believed in many gods.
b. goddess (feminine)
Venus era la diosa romana del amor.Venus was the Roman goddess of love.
2. (influential person)
a. god (masculine or both genders)
Para mí, Kurt Cobain era el supremo dios del rock.Kurt Cobain was the ultimate rock god for me.
b. goddess (feminine)
Ingrid Bergman era una diosa del cine.Ingrid Bergman was a movie goddess.
Dios
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
3. (supernatural being)
a. God
Según la Biblia, Dios creó el mundo en siete días.According to the Bible, God created the world in seven days.
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ayudar(
ah
-
yoo
-
dahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to assist)
a. to help
¿Puedes ayudarme a mover este sofá?Can you help me move this sofa?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to assist)
a. to help
Si quieres ayudar, puedes barrer las hojas del jardín.If you want to help, you can sweep the leaves in the garden.
ayudarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to make use of something)
a. to use
Ayúdate de un trozo de pan para llevar la comida al tenedor.Use a piece of bread to push the food on to your fork.
b. to make use of
No se pudieron ayudar de la harina que sobró.They couldn't make use of the flour that was left over.
A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
4. (to assist each other)
a. to help each other
Los dos hermanos están muy unidos y se ayudan mucho.The two brothers are very close and they help each other a lot.
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