Translation of helpless in Spanish:


Pronunciation /ˈhɛlpləs//ˈhɛlpləs/


  • 1

    the accident left him a helpless invalid el accidente lo dejó totalmente imposibilitado
    • to leave/render sb helpless dejar a algn sin recursos
    • I'm helpless without my glasses sin los anteojos no puedo hacer nada
    • helpless with laughter muerto de risa
    • he's helpless in a crisis en situaciones críticas es totalmente inútil / no sirve para nada
  • 2

    (prey/victim) indefenso
    he looked so poor and helpless parecía tan pobre y desamparado / desvalido
    • as helpless as a baby/kitten tan indefenso como un bebé/un gatito
    • Have a heart and spare a thought for the defenceless, helpless victims and their families.
    • I was helpless to do anything but pray to God for her salvation.
    • I am a police captain and feel totally helpless as I am unable to help my city and my family.
    • I felt frustrated and helpless and just wanted to see if there was anything I could do.
    • Yet humanists should have the capability to defend the rights of the most helpless members of society.
    • He awoke terrified and helpless in a hospital bed, covered in bandages and unable to move his legs.
    • Don't overprotect your child - it may only make him feel more vulnerable and helpless.
    • Only at the end of the book does he admit that he feels at home among the most vulnerable and helpless people.
    • Nonetheless, I wanted her to know that she is not at all helpless and vulnerable.
    • Why do we decide it is none of our business or that we are helpless to do anything about it?
    • Being with Lydie when she was so weak and helpless caused Jamie to become distressed.
    • Is there anything worse than watching someone you love have to suffer while you're helpless to do anything to help?
    • I am left to watch and feel desperate if not helpless in this small world in which I am unable to do more than pray.
    • He was very old, but she could tell by watching him walk that he was in no way helpless or weak.
    • He feels helpless and powerless to do anything to change things for the better.
    • A person, a society and a country which is weak and helpless has no choice but to resort to violence.
    • They are on the receiving end, or on the sidelines, feeling helpless and vulnerable.
    • An American soldier had been murdered right in front of him, and he was helpless to do anything about it.
    • He felt helpless because he could not do anything to save innocent lives and bring succour to them.
    • In the face of such irresistible destruction, we all feel weak and helpless.
  • 3

    (expression/look) de impotencia
    to be helpless to + inf ser incapaz de + inf