If you ever had to ask somebody for help in English, you know it can sometimes be quite uncomfortable. Asking for help in a foreign language is no less uncomfortable. But let's try to at least get the words right! 😊
If you need to ask for help in German, there are 2 options: You can ask the formal version, when you do not know the person you're talking to, or when the person you want to ask for help is your superior (like your boss or your professor).
Then you would ask:
Alternatively, if the person you're talking to is a friend or an acquaintance you've known for some time, you might want to use the casual version.
This is already it. This is how you ask someone for help in German.
Let's have a look at a dialogue now where this second example is being put into practice. Peter is out in the streets, late for work and his phone just ran out of battery:
We hope you will never need to use these, but if you ever need to really ask someone for help , this is what you could say: