How may I help you?

Spanish translation: En que le puedo ayudar?

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English term or phrase:How may I help you?
Spanish translation:En que le puedo ayudar?
Entered by: sarita

13:29 Jan 18, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: How may I help you?
It is used when a salesperson asks a customer if they need some help.
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En que le puedo ayudar?
Explanation:
That is my favorite phrase. The first thing all beginning Spanish students want to know. By the way, you can't say, "ayudarlo" because helping you is indirect and "lo" indicates direct recipeient of the action. You are going to help them "in something" making them the "indirect, or le" not "lo"
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sarita
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Local time: 12:05
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Summary of answers provided
naEn que le puedo ayudar?
sarita
na¿Puedo ayudarle en algo?
Blanca Rodr�guez
na¿En qué puedo servirle/ayudarlo?
Alba Mora
nacómo puedo ayudarle?
Elisa Capelão


  

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9 mins
cómo puedo ayudarle?


Explanation:
just that...
surely there are variations to it...


Elisa Capelão
Local time: 17:05
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 70
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9 mins
¿En qué puedo servirle/ayudarlo?


Explanation:
¿Qué puedo hacer por Ud.?

suerte

Alba Mora
Local time: 13:05
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 636
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20 hrs
¿Puedo ayudarle en algo?


Explanation:
There are many other options, but this is the most natural for me.

Blanca Rodr�guez
Local time: 18:05
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in GalicianGalician
PRO pts in pair: 23
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1 day 2 hrs
En que le puedo ayudar?


Explanation:
That is my favorite phrase. The first thing all beginning Spanish students want to know. By the way, you can't say, "ayudarlo" because helping you is indirect and "lo" indicates direct recipeient of the action. You are going to help them "in something" making them the "indirect, or le" not "lo"

sarita
United States
Local time: 12:05
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