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Por Vs. Para

By Mari Hanson

Margaret Myers

on 23 April 2014

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Transcript of Por Vs. Para

Both have a variety of different meanings
Both are mostly associated with meaning "for"
They get easily confused because both have specific meanings that most people don't know
Definitions of Por and Para
You can use Por to express cause or reason

By: Marika Hanson
Por Vs. Para

Ejemplo: El gato murió por falta de comida.
You can use para to indicate who recieves a gift ec.

Ejemplo: Esa cebolla es para ti.
You can use por to show if you or someone
else is in the mood to do something.

Ejemplo: Estoy por beber limonada.
You can use "esta para" to express when an action that will soon be completed.
Ejemplo: El avión está para salir.
You can use por to express a general time, meaning during.
Ejemplo:Yo bailé debajo de las luces por
la noche.
Some meaning of para "in order to" or "for the purpose of".
Ejemplo: Para mantener la salud, voy a gimnasio todos los dias.
You can use por for velocity, frequency and proportion
Ejemplo: Vas al parque diez veces por mese.
You can use para to indicate destination
Ejemplo: La mujer regresó para su bolso.
You can use por to express gratitude or apology
Ejemplo: Lo ciento por comiendo tu pescado.
Para can be used to show the purpose of a thing
Ejemplo: El plato es para comida.
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