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Por y Para

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motion or a general location
La excursion nos llevo POR el centro.
(The tour took us through downtown.)
por
duration of an action
Estuve en la Patagonia POR un mes.
(I was in Paragonia for a month.)
por
reason or motive for an action
Lo hizo POR su familia.
(She did it on behalf of her family.)
por
object of a search
Javier fue POR su camara digital.
(Javier went in search of his digital camera.)
por
means by which something is done
Ellos viajan POR la autopista.
(They travel by (by way of) the highway.)
por
exchange of substitution
Muchas gracias POR el cederron.
(Thank you very much for the CD-ROM.)
por
unit of measure
Jose manejaba a 120 kilometros POR horas.
(Jose was driving 120 kilometers per hour.)
por
multiplication
Dos POR dos equal cuatro.
(Two times two equals four.)
para
destination
Salimos PARA Cordoba el sabado.
(We are leaving for Cordoba on Saturday.)
para
deadline or a specific time in the future
El va a arreglar el carro PARA el viernes.
(He will fix the car by friday.)
para
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.)
para
the recipient of something
Compre una impresora PARA mi abuelo.
(I bought a printer for my grandfather.)
para
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.)
para
in the employ of
Sara trabaja PARA Telecom Argentina.
Sara works for Telecom Argentina.