helping
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helping(
hehlp
-
ihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary)
a. la porción
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I would like a small helping of the stew, please.Quisiera una porción pequeña del guiso, por favor.
b. la ración
(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)
She served me an enormous helping of mashed potatoes.Me sirvió una ración enorme de puré de patata.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (providing assistance)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
She was always willing to lend a helping hand.Siempre estaba dispuesta a tenderte la mano.
They were there to lend me a helping hand when I didn't have a job.Cuando no tenía trabajo, ellos estuvieron a mi lado y me echaron una mano.
3. (grammar)
a. auxiliar
"Be" is a helping verb."Be" es un verbo auxiliar.
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helping
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (portion)
a. la ración
(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).
I had a second helping of spaghettirepetí (de) espagueti
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to lend a helping handechar una mano
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helping [ˈhelpɪŋ]
adjective
to give or lend sb a helping hand echarle una mano a algn
wise people know when to lend a helping hand
noun
porción (f); ración (f)
will you have a [second] helping?
he came back for second helpings vino a servirse más
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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