give a helping hand
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give a helping hand(
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
1. (general)
a. echar una mano
I'm drowning in work this week. I need someone to give me a helping hand.Tengo harto trabajo esta semana. Necesito que alguien me eche una mano.
b. dar una mano
If your classmate is struggling to understand the ideas, give him a helping hand and explain them to him.Si a tu compañero le cuesta entender las ideas, dale una mano y explícalas a él.
c. ayudar
My mother would be happy to give us a helping hand.A mi madre le encantaría ayudarnos.
d. echar un cable (Southern Cone)
Regionalism used in Spain
I'm thankful for Juan because he gave me a helping hand when I needed it.Agradezco a Juan porque me echó un cable cuando la necesitaba.
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