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Agnieszka 夏宛白
帮忙 还是 帮助 ??

Hi  :)

can someone explain me a difference between 帮忙 and  帮助 ? 

Mar 21, 2018 5:30 AM
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1. 帮助 usually used as a noun. E.g.:

    多谢你的帮助。Thanks for your help.

    没有他的帮助我肯定做不成这事。I can't make it without his help.

2. 帮助 can also used as a verb, but we always put the object that is helped after it. E.g.:

    帮助他人让我快乐。Helping others makes me happy.

    请你今天帮助我完成这项任务。Please help me finishing this job today.

As you can see, 帮助 is always followed by the object, "帮助+某人" or "帮助+某人+做某事", that's the basic pattern.


3. 帮忙 usually used as a verb, and the pattern is "帮忙+做某事". You can't put the object after 帮忙.

帮忙抬一下这个箱子,它太重了。Please help me carry this trunk, it's too heavy.

他让你帮忙买早饭。He asks you to buy breakfast for him.

4. 帮忙 can also used as a noun, just like 帮助, but not that popular. We usually use 帮助 in this case.

March 21, 2018

I think they are same.

It means that you can use both words in most situation.

help me = 幫忙我 (it works) = 幫助我 (it works)

you don't help me = 你不幫忙我 (it works) = 你不幫助我 (kind of weird but it works to me)

I think either 幫忙 or 幫助 is [幫(verb) + something], so it is not necessary to distinguish them.

March 21, 2018


I was going to answer this question, but then I found a video that explains this far better than I ever could:

Please let me know if you're still confused after this video. I'll see if I can explain it another way.

March 21, 2018
Thank you so much! Your comments helped me to finally understand the difference :) 
March 21, 2018
Agnieszka 夏宛白
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