Spanish gym help..

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    Jun 20, 2013 9:38 AM GMT
    Live in Spain and need help from any Spanish speaking Form guys..

    What is the word for 'spot'? As in Can you spot for me...

    All the Spanish online translations give the literal meaning and the last thing I want to ask for is help with a facial blemish...

    I've got Puede.....para mi

    Also...the phrase "how long are you going to hog that bench and weights playing with your i-phone..." icon_biggrin.gif

    but I'll settle for 'spot'...thanks.
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    Jun 20, 2013 10:44 AM GMT
    I only went to a Spanish speaking gym once and I said "Puede ayudar" which worked fine. For the other one maybe "¿Necessitas mucho más tiempo?"

    Now I await the queue of people telling me how bad my Spanish is.
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    Jun 20, 2013 11:19 AM GMT
    Thanks very much..or muchos gracias!
  • JohnDoe9688

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    Jun 20, 2013 2:56 PM GMT
    Podria ayudarme would be the most polite way to ask someone for help.
    Also, for your second response, you could say: "Por cuanto tiempo mas vas a quedarte en ese mientras juegas con tu Iphone icon_razz.gif

    almost a literal translation ;)
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    Jun 20, 2013 5:58 PM GMT
    ¿Podría ayudarme? or simply ¿me ayudas? (less formal) are good enough.

    And muchAs gracias! :p

  • ASHDOD

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    Jun 20, 2013 6:03 PM GMT
    well in hebrew we ask the other guy to ''guard me'' [ i know it sounds weird in english] but in spanish it would translate to ''cuidame'' and it at least to me sound right.
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    Jun 20, 2013 8:57 PM GMT
    I feel like Wordreference.com would be a better place to get an answer for this. :/
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    Jun 20, 2013 9:15 PM GMT
    Dale Que Tu Puede
  • Dominican_Gen...

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    Jun 21, 2013 12:28 AM GMT
    "¿Me podrías ayudar con un ejercicio?"
    "Disculpa, ¿Te queda mucho tiempo usando ese banco / máquina ?"

    There you go, polite and straight to the point without insult.