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help [sb] with [sth]
help [sb] do [sth]
help [sb] to do [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(assist)aiutare qlcn a fare qlcs vtr
 He helped me start my car.
 Mi ha aiutato a far partire la mia auto.
help [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (save, rescue)salvare vtr
  aiutare vtr
 Help him! He's having a heart attack!
 Aiutatelo! Ha un infarto!
help [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (improve)aiutare vtr
 Just ten minutes of study a day could really help your French.
 Dieci minuto di studio al giorno ti aiuterebbero davvero con il tuo francese.
help [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (relieve)alleviare, mitigare vtr
 This syrup might help your sore throat.
 Questo sciroppo potrebbe alleviare il tuo mal di gola.
help [sth]
help [sth] to do [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(facilitate)aiutare vtr
 Fibre helps digestion.
 Le fibre aiutano la digestione.
help [sb/sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be useful to)migliorare vtr
  aiutare vtr
 A little bit of salt would help his cooking. You could help me by holding up the other end of the table.
 Un po' più di sale migliorerebbe la sua cucina.
 Potresti aiutarmi sollevando l'altro lato del tavolo.
Help! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (call for assistance)aiuto! interiez
 Help! I can't move!
 Aiuto! Non riesco a muovermi!
help nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (assistance)aiuto nm
   (informale)mano nf
 Can I give you some help?
 Posso darLe un aiuto?
 Posso darLe una mano?
help nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (aid)aiuto nm
 Dictionaries can be of some help when writing essays.
 I dizionari possono essere d'aiuto quando si scrivono dei componimenti.
 
Additional Translations
help nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal ([sb] who helps)aiuto nm
 She was a great help.
 È stata di grande aiuto.
help nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. uncountable (employees, assistants)  (generico)aiutante nm
   (casa)donna di servizio, domestica nf
 We have too much work on. We'll have to hire some help.
 Abbiamo troppo lavoro da fare. Dovremo prendere un aiutante.
 Abbiamo troppo lavoro da fare. Dovremo prendere una donna di servizio.
help nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (relief)sollievo nm
 A hot bath will give some help to your sore back.
 Un bagno caldo ti darà sollievo per il mal di schiena.
help nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (employee, assistant)aiutante nm
 The hired help isn't very good. He broke three of my best plates while he was washing up.
help viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (give aid)aiutare vtr
 We ask all those who can to help.
 Chiediamo a tutti quelli che possono di aiutarci.
help [sth]
help doing [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
informal (avoid, prevent)fare a meno di vi
 I can't help thinking she was right all along.
 Non posso fare a meno di pensare che abbia sempre avuto ragione.
help [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (provide with support)aiutare vtr
 She really helped me when I was at my lowest point.
 Mi ha davvero aiutata quando avevo toccato il fondo.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
call for help chiedere aiuto vtr
Can I help you? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (to a customer)  (informale)posso aiutarti?
   (formale)posso aiutarla?
   (plurale)posso aiutarvi?
 Can I help you? asked the sales clerk.
 "Posso aiutarla?" ha chiesto la commessa.
can't help doing [sth]
cannot help doing [sth]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(feel compelled)non poter fare a meno di fare qlcs vi
  non potersi trattenere da fare qlcs v rif
 I can't help wondering if she really knows what she's doing.
 Non posso fare a meno di chiedermi se sa bene cosa sta facendo.
cannot help but do [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (find unavoidable)non poter fare a meno di vi
 I cannot help but notice the enormous coffee stain on the front of your white blouse.
 Non posso fare a meno di notare l'enorme macchia di caffè sul petto della tua camicia.
give [sb] help vtr + n (assist)aiutare qlcn vtr
God help me! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (expressing exasperation)Dio mi aiuti inter
Heaven helps those who help themselves. exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (Take action.)Aiutati che il ciel t'aiuta.
 She prayed that he would notice her, but Heaven helps those who help themselves.
help [sth/sb] along vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (give assistance to)aiutare vtr
help [sb] decide
help [sb] to decide
vtr + vi
(assist in deciding)aiutare qlcn a decidere vtr
 To help you decide between the options, list the pros and cons of each.
 Per aiutarti a decidere ti farò una lista dei pro e contro.
help each other vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." aiutarsi v rif
help line
helpline
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(phone service offering support)assistenza telefonica nf
  supporto telefonico nm
 If you are unsatisfied with this product, please call our helpline, open 24 hours a day.
 Se non siete soddisfatti di questo prodotto, vi preghiamo di contattare la nostra assistenza telefonica, attiva 24 ore al giorno.
Help me! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (expressing need for assistance)aiuto! inter
 Help me! That man just stole my purse!
 Aiuto! Quell'uomo mi ha rubato la borsa!
help one another v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (assist each other)aiutarsi v rif
 The students formed study groups, to help one another prepare for the exams.
  aiutarsi a vicenda v rif
 Se ci aiutiamo a vicenda con lo studio, sarà più facile superare l'esame di fisica.
  aiutarsi l'un l'altro v rif
 Mia madre e la sua vicina sono davvero in ottimi rapporti: si aiutano sempre l'un l'altra con il giardinaggio e con i rispettivi nipotini.
help out vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (give assistance)aiutare vi
 He said he'd help out with moving the furniture, but in the end he never turned up.
 Giovanni aveva detto che avrebbe aiutato a traslocare i mobili, ma alla fine non si è fatto vedere.
   (colloquiale)dare una mano vtr
 Giovanni aveva detto che avrebbe dato una mano a traslocare i mobili, ma alla fine non si è fatto vedere.
help [sb] out
help out [sb]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(give assistance to)aiutare qlcn vtr
 I'd like to help you out, but I'm short of money myself at the moment.
 Vorrei aiutarti, ma sono a corto di soldi anch'io al momento.
   (colloquiale)dare una mano a qlcn vtr
 Vorrei darti una mano, ma sono al verde anch'io al momento.
help [sb] do [sth] aiutare qc a fare qc vtr
help [sb] to do [sth] vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (assist in doing [sth])aiutare a vi
 In ufficio abbiamo bisogno di qualcuno che ci aiuti a tenere la contabilità.
help [sb] to escape vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (assist in fleeing or evading)aiutare qlcn a fuggire, aiutare qlcn nella fuga vtr
help [sb] up
help up [sb]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(assist in standing up)aiutare qlcn ad alzarsi vtr
 I was so weak that the nurse had to help me up off the bed.
 Ero talmente debole che l'infermiera mi ha dovuto aiutare ad alzarmi.
help [sb] up
help up [sb]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(assist in climbing [sth])aiutare qlcn a salire vtr
 I had to help my wife up the last few steps of the tower, but the climb was worth the view from the top.
help with [sth] vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (give assistance with)dare una mano vtr
 We are looking for volunteers to help with sports coaching.
 Stiamo cercando volontari che diano una mano come allenatori sportivi.
help yourself vtr + refltransitive verb and reflexive pronoun: Transitive verb with reflexive pronoun--for example, "Enjoy yourself." "They behaved themselves." (take [sth] offered)prendere qlcs vtr
 I've prepared some printed handouts. Feel free to help yourselves.
 Ho preparato alcuni opuscoli. Prendetene pure.
help yourself to [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (serve yourself)  (informale)prendi pure vtr
   (formale)prenda pure vtr
   (plurale)prendete pure vtr
 Help yourself to more cake.
 Prendi pure un'altra fetta di torta.
help yourself to [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (take without asking)prendere qlcs senza chiedere vtr
 She helped herself to the office stationery.
 Ha preso della cancelleria dall'ufficio senza chiedere.
help yourself interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (take what you wish)  (plurale)servitevi pure inter
   (singolare)serviti pure inter
 There's plenty to eat and drink, folks – just help yourselves.
 Ci sono tante cose da bere e da mangiare, ragazzi - servitevi pure.
help yourself to serviti pure
hired help bracciante agricolo
of any help adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (at all useful)d'aiuto loc agg
   (informale)di qualche aiuto loc agg
 If I can be any help, please let me know.
 Fammi sapere se posso essere d'aiuto.
of help di aiuto
of some help adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (somewhat useful)essere d'aiuto vi
offer yourself to help offrire il proprio aiuto vtr
offer yourself to help offrirsi di aiutare vrif
plead for [sb]'s help implorare l'aiuto di qualcuno vtr
self-help adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (relating to self-help resources)il fare da sé nm
  fai da te loc agg
 A lot of people rely on self-help books, rather than seeing a psychologist.
self-help nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (personal development techniques)il fare da sé nm
  fai da te nm
 Our individualistic society is obsessed with self help,.
self-help book nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (personal development resource)libro di auto-aiuto, manuale di auto-aiuto nm
the help aiuto nm
There's no help for it. exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (there is no remedy)rimedio nm
  mezzo, modo, verso nm
 There's no help for it. We'll have to sell the house.
 Non c'è altro rimedio per questo. Dobbiamo vendere la casa.
turn to [sb] for help v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (ask [sb] for assistance)chiedere aiuto a qlcn vtr
with the help of [sth/sb] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (assisted by)con l'aiuto di
 With the help of a wheelchair, I can get around just fine.
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