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Infographic: How to Ask for Help in Japanese

These are phrases you need to know when you want to ask for help or offer to help someone in Japan.

Infographic: how to ask for help in Japanese

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Help me!
手伝ってくれ!
tetsudatte kure.

I need your help.
あなたのお力が必要なんです./助けてほしいんです.
anata no ochikara ga hitsuyou nan desu./tasukete hoshiin desu.

Will you help me?
助けてくれますか?/助けていただけないでしょうか?
tasukete kuremasu ka./tasukete itadakenai deshou ka.

I have a favor to ask of you.
君に一つお願いがあるのだ.
kimi ni hitotsu onegai ga aru no da.

I need your help right away.
今すぐあなたの助けが要る.
ima sugu anata no tasuke ga iru.

Help me, will you?
手伝って. お願いだ.
tetsudatte. onegai da.

Can’t you help me with this?
これ、手伝ってくれないのか?
kore, tetsudatte kurenai no ka.

I shall want your help tonight.
今晩は君の手を借りるかもしれないよ.
konban wa kimi no te o kariru kamoshirenai yo.


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I’m in big trouble.
困ったことになりました.
komatta koto ni narimashita.

I could really use your help finding some information.
ある調べ物に協力していただけると非常に助かります.
aru shirabemono ni kyouryoku shite itadakeru to hijou ni tasukarimasu.

I think you are the only one who can help me.
あなたしかわたしを助けられる方はいないと思って.
anata shika watashi o tasukerareru kata wa inai to omotte.

I’ll do anything for you.
君のためなら何でもする.
kimi no tame nara nan demo suru.

If there’s anything you need, don’t hesitate to ask.
何か用があったらいつでも言って.
nanika you ga attara itsudemo itte.

Are you all right? Do you need help?
大丈夫か? 助けが必要なのか?
daijoubu ka. tasuke ga hitsuyou na no ka.

If there’s anything I can do to help…
何かわたしが役に立てば…
nanika watashi ga yaku ni tateba.

If ever you need me, send word.
わたしが必要になったら、手紙をくれたまえ.
watashi ga hitsuyou ni nattara, tegami o kuretamae.

If you need help, you know where I am.
助けてほしいことがあれば、いつでもわたしのところにいらっしゃい.
tasukete hoshii koto ga areba, itsudemo watashi no tokoro ni irasshai.

Anything I can do for you?
わたしに何かできることはありますか?
watashi ni nanika dekiru koto wa arimasu ka.

Would you like me to do it for you?
わたしがやりましょうか?
watashi ga yarimashou ka.

Want a hand?
手伝おうか?
tetsudaou ka.


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