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Necesito Ayuda o Necesito Ayudar?

caricampbellcool

caricampbellcool

Hi, I'm not sure if this question belongs here or in the feedback forum, but I was going back and reviewing the earlier lessons and in lesson 1.3 the phrase "I need help" is being shown as "necesito ayuda" but I thought it was "necesito ayudar", since I conjugated necesitar. Which one is correct? Thanks! Cari
ricardo-rich

ricardo-rich

Hola Cari, "Necesito ayudar " using the infinitive means : I need to help. "Ayuda" is the third person conjugation of ayudar but it is also the noun "help" so "necesito ayuda" is: I need help. Saludos, Ricardo
caricampbellcool

caricampbellcool

Ok, Got it. ¡Muchos gracias!
Cristian-Montes-de-Oca

Cristian-Montes-de-Oca

Hola Caricampbell! I see that our good friend Ricardo has given you the correct answer already. Both phrases are correct in spanish, but , since you wanted to say "I need help, the correct form is "(yo)Necesito ayuda". By the way , is "muchas gracias". A "gracia" is a femenine word in spanish, "mucha" or "muchas" is used with feminine words, whereas "mucho" and "muchos" for masculine or neuter gender. Saludos amigos!
caricampbellcool

caricampbellcool

Thank you- I do understand when to use masculine and feminine, but I always forget that "gracias" is feminine. It just got burned in my memory bank incorrectly somewhere along the way.
Dan-H24

Dan-H24

Caricampbellcool: Me alegro por tu participación en el foro. Deseo que más estudiantes de español escribieron aquí. Saludos, Dan
caricampbellcool

caricampbellcool

Hola Dan: Me gustaría que tambien! Me ayuda a aprender.
Dan-H24

Dan-H24

Cari: Leyendo y escribiendo aquí me ayudó a aprender.

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