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Por vs. Para

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Margaret Myers

on 23 April 2014

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Transcript of Por vs. Para

Por vs. Para
Ryan Welch

Por
You use por to express cause or reason.
El hombre murió por falta de comida.
(The man died for lack of food)
Por
Por
Use por in case of mistaken identity or meaning "to be seen as"
Me tienen
por
perezoso.
(They take me for lazy)
Por
Use por for velocity, frequency, and proportion.
Voy al parque cuatro veces
por
semana.
(I go to the park four times per week)
Para
Para
Use para to express a contrast from what is expected.

Para un adulto, él juga video
juegos mucho.

(For an adult, he plays video games a lot)
Para
Use para to express an action that
will soon be completed.
El avión está para salir.
(The airplane is about to leave)
Para
Use para to show the use
or purpose of a thing.
La placa es para comida.
(The plate is for food)
Para
You use para to indicate a
recipient.

Este perro es para ti.
(This dog is for you)
Por
You use por to "on behalf of,"
or "in favor of,"
Yo estoy hablando por el
presidente.
(I am speaking on behalf of the
president.)
You use por when meaning "through,"
"along," "by," or "in the area of"

Nosotros corremos por el parque
(We run through the park)
Use para to express a deadline or
specific time.

Necesito salir para el martes.
(I need to leave by tuesday)
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