помогать / помочь conjugation in Russian – to Help

By Ari Helderman
November 19, 2020

Down below you find the table of conjugations for the verbs помогать / помочь. In English the translation means ‘to Help’.

помогать / помочь conjugation in Russian

The stress of each word is on the bolded parts. Try saying the words out loud while you read to make sure they ‘stick’ in your memory.

Infinitive Formпомогатьпомочь
Present Tense
я – 1st Person Singularпомогаю
ты – 2nd Person Singularпомогаешь
он/она/оно – 3rd Person Singularпомогает
мы – 1st Person Pluralпомогаем
вы – 2nd Person Pluralпомогаете
они – 3rd Person Pluralпомогают
Past Tense
он– Masculineпомогалпомог
она – Feminineпомогалапомогла
оно – Neuterпомогалопомогло
они/мы/вы – Pluralпомогалипомогли
Future Tense
я – 1st Person Singularбуду помогатьпомогу
ты – 2nd Person Singularбудешь помогатьпоможешь
он/она/оно – 3rd Person Singularбудет помогатьпоможет
мы – 1st Person Pluralбудем помогатьпоможем
вы – 2nd Person Pluralбудете помогатьпоможете
они – 3rd Person Pluralбудут помогатьпомогут
Imperative Form
ты– Informalпомогайпомоги
вы – Politeпомогайтепомогите

How to use помогать in Russian?

Whenever you use the verb ‘help’ in Russian, you can say помогать in Russian.

Examples of помогать / помочь conjugation

While reading the examples below, try saying them out loud. That will do wonders for your ability to speak Russian well. If you’re in a public place and it would be a little awkward to say Russian words, try to pronounce the sentences in your head.

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Russian exampleEnglish translation
Помогать людям – это хорошоTo help people is good
Вы можете помочь мне с этим упражнением?Can you help me with this exercise?
Я помогу тебе, если ты поможешь мнеI will help you if you help me
Почему ты ей помогаешь?Why are you helping her?
Мои родители помогли мне получить водительские праваMy parents helped me get my driving license
Ребята, вы поможете мне, если я упаду?Guys, will you help me if I fall?
Мы помогали бедным семьям в нашем районеWe were helping poor families in our neighborhood
Помоги мне!We will prepare food for the birthday
Помогите мне, ребята, я падаю!Help me guys, I’m falling!
Приятно помогать сестре с домашним заданиемIt feels good to help my sister with her homework
Они Вам помогутThey will help you
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About the Author

My name is Ari Helderman and I help people learn Russian through videos and blog posts where I share my experience.   I have been learning Russian since 2016. I often get mistaken for a native speaker these days, so I've learned a thing or two about what works and what doesn't if you want to speak Russian well.

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