Por y Para

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por

motion or a general location
La excursion nos llevo POR el centro.
(The tour took us through downtown.)

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duration of an action
Estuve en la Patagonia POR un mes.
(I was in Paragonia for a month.)

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reason or motive for an action
Lo hizo POR su familia.
(She did it on behalf of her family.)

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object of a search
Javier fue POR su camara digital.
(Javier went in search of his digital camera.)

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means by which something is done
Ellos viajan POR la autopista.
(They travel by (by way of) the highway.)

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exchange of substitution
Muchas gracias POR el cederron.
(Thank you very much for the CD-ROM.)

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unit of measure
Jose manejaba a 120 kilometros POR horas.
(Jose was driving 120 kilometers per hour.)

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multiplication
Dos POR dos equal cuatro.
(Two times two equals four.)

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destination
Salimos PARA Cordoba el sabado.
(We are leaving for Cordoba on Saturday.)

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deadline or a specific time in the future
El va a arreglar el carro PARA el viernes.
(He will fix the car by friday.)

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purpose or goal
Juan estudia PARA mecanico.
(Juan is studying to be a mechanic.)
Es una llanta PARA el carro.
(It's a tire for the car.)

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the recipient of something
Compre una impresora PARA mi abuelo.
(I bought a printer for my grandfather.)

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comparison with others or an opinion
PARA un joven, es demasiado serio.
(For a young person, he is too serious.)
PARA mi, esta leccion no es dificil.
(For me, this lesson isn't difficult.)

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in the employ of
Sara trabaja PARA Telecom Argentina.
Sara works for Telecom Argentina.

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