Learn When To Use The Spanish Words Por and Para
Spanish Phrases With Por And Para
The Spanish words por and para present a special challenge to the student. So, in order to provide clarification, and to give some extra practice, this is a page of phrases that use these words. So, although the topics of the phrases on this page will vary greatly, they all have one thing in common: they contain the word por or para. And they'll give you good examples of when to use each of these 2 words in your Spanish conversations.
- ¿Por que vas hacer eso?
- La ropa es para mi niño.
- ¡Por supuesto voy a ir a la fiesta!
- La tienda tiene todo para mascotas.
- Certificado para escuelas secundarias.
- Corro para perder peso.
- Lo hizo por amor.
- No puede respirar por miedo.
- Por fin ...
- El es conocido por su trabajo duro.
- ¿Listo para ir al teatro?
- Todavía no tengo fecha para terminar la escuela.
Why are you going to do that?
The clothing is for my child (or for my son).
Of course I'm going to the party!
While the Spanish words por and para are relatively short words when compared to the rest of the language, they also happen to be two of the most powerful words in the Spanish language.
Unfortunately, They also happen to be two of the most confusing words for beginners learning Spanish. There are so many definitions and nuances involved.
The store has everything for pets.
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When you look up the words por and para in the dictionary you see similar words in the definitions. The word por is defined with: by, on, along, through around, over towards, for around, about, in, at, by for, because of, in order to. And the word para has a dictionary definition of: towards, for, in order to, to, by, about to, to, for, considering.
That's why it's valuable to see these 2 words used in sentences. Study all the phrases on this page to learn the subtle differences between por and para. And to understand the best and most popular way to use these words in phrases.
I run to lose weight.
He did it for love.
He can't breathe for (because of) fear.
Finally - In the end
He's known for his hard work.
And many of the phrases that use por and para don't translate word for word into English. For example, who would imagine that 'es por eso' would translate into 'that's why'!
But when you can get these 2 words straight, and use them correctly, you'll take a huge step towards Spanish fluency.
Are you ready to go to the theatre? (or theater)
I still don't have a date to finish school.