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"My friend is injured, please call the police for me!"

Translation:我的朋友受伤了,请帮我报警。

August 13, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Charlimagnus

A more accurate translation for the last part is "Please help me call the police". I believe 请报警对我 better reflects "Call the police for me". Also the hint shows 对我 as the translation for "For Me".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeaceJoyPancakes

In fact "帮我" is often better translated as "for me". This is a usage difference between Chinese and English.

The intent of this sentence is most likely to get someone else to do it (as a help), not for the speaker to do it with the assistance of someone else. In Chinese this can be expressed with "帮", whereas in English we use "for".

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