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Easy Ways to Ask for Help in Spanish

In this article we will review a few common greetings, as well as simple phrases to ask for help in Spanish. Let’s get started!

Common Casual Greetings in Spanish:

Before asking a question or asking for help from someone you haven’t met before, it is usually a good idea to greet them casually to get their attention so they can pay attention to your question. To do that, you can use a big smile and one of these casual greetings:

Hello – Hola

Excuse me – Disculpe

Good morning – Buenos días

Good afternoon – Buenas tardes

Good evening – Buenas noches

Here’s a short video where you can listen to the pronunciation of these common greetings:

Now, let’s review a few easy phrases you can use to get someone’s attention before asking a question:

Easy Phrases to get Someone’s Attention:

Excuse me, do you have a moment? – Disculpe, ¿tiene un momento?

Do you have a minute? – ¿Tiene un minuto?

I have a question – Tengo una pregunta


Now, let’s go over a few phrases you can use to ask for help using a formal tone in Spanish. Here’s the list:

Easy Phrases to Ask for Help in Spanish:

I need help – Necesito ayuda

I need a little help – Necesito un poco de ayuda

I have a problem and I need help – Tengo un problema y necesito ayuda

Can you help me please? – ¿Puede ayudarme por favor?

Help me please – Ayúdeme, por favor

Help, please! – ¡Ayuda por favor!

Excuse me, can you help me please? – Disculpe, ¿puede ayudarme por favor?

Can you help me find something please? – ¿Puede ayudarme a encontrar algo por favor?

I am visiting the city and I need a little help – Estoy visitando la ciudad y necesito un poco de ayuda

I am new in town and I have a question – Soy nuevo(a) en la ciudad y tengo una pregunta

Can I ask you for a favor? – ¿Puedo pedirte un favor?


You can listen to the pronunciation of these easy ways to ask for help, here:



Are there other phrases to ask for help you’d like to learn in Spanish? Share them in the comments section so I can help you!

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