# Por OR Para

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1. Rule: to express gratitude or apology
por

Model: Gracias por la ayuda. (Thanks for the help.)
2. Rule: to indicate destination
Para

Model: El hombre salió para Madrid. (The man left for Madrid.)
3. Rule: for multiplication and division
Por

Model: Dos por dos son cuatro. (Two times two equals four.)
4. Rule: to show the use or purpose of a thing
Para

• Model: El vaso es para agua.
• (The glass is for water.)
5. Rule: for velocity, frequency and proportion
Model: Voy al restaurante cinco veces por semana.
(I go to the restaurant five times per week.)
Por
6. Rule: to mean "in order to" or "for the purpose of"
Para

Model: Para hacer una paella, primero dore las carnes. To make a paella, first sauté the meats.
7. Rule: meaning "through," "along," "by" or "in the area of"
Por

Model: Andamos por el parque. (We walk through the park.)
8. Rule: to indicate a recipient
Para

• Model: Este regalo es para ti.
• (This gift is for you.)
9. Rule: when talking about exchange, including sales
Por

• Model: Él me dio diez dólares por el libro.
• (He gave me ten dollars for the book.)
10. Rule: to express a deadline or specific time
Para

• Model: Necesito el vestido para el lunes.
• (I need the dress by Monday.)
11. Rule: to mean "on behalf of," or "in favor of,"
Por

• Model: No voté por nadie.
• (I didn't vote for anyone.)
12. Rule: to express a contrast from what is expected
Para

• Model: Para un niño lee muy bien.
• (For a child, he reads very well.)
13. Rule: to express a length of time
Por

• Model: Yo estudié por dos horas.
• (I studied for two hours.)
14. Rule: "estar para" to express an action that will soon be completed
Para

Model: El tren está para salir. (The train is about to leave.)
15. Rule: to express an undetermined, or general time, meaning "during"
Por

• Model: Se puede ver las estrellas por la noche.
• (One can see the stars during the night.)
16. Rule: for means of communication or transportation
Por

Model: Prefiero viajar por tren y hablar por teléfono.

(I prefer to travel by train and speak by phone.)
17. Rule: in cases of mistaken identity, or meaning "to be seen as"
Por

• Model: Me tienen por loco.
• (They take me for crazy.)
18. Rule: to show the reason for an errand (with ir, venir, pasar, mandar, volver, and preguntar)
Por

Model: Paso por ti a las ocho. (I'll come by for you at eight o'clock.)
19. Rule: when followed by an infinitive, to express an action that remains to be completed, use por + infinitive
Por

• Model: La cena está por cocinar.
• (Dinner has yet to be cooked.)
20. Rule: to express cause or reason
Por

• Model: El hombre murió por falta de agua.
• (The man died for lack of water.)
21. Rule: "estar por" means to be in the mood, or inclined to do something
Por

• Model: Estoy por tomar café.
• (I'm in the mood for drinking coffee.)
22. Rule: in passive constructions
Por

• Model: El libro fue escrito por Octavio Paz.
• (The book was written by Octavio Paz.)
 Author: cutieme643 ID: 271532 Card Set: Por OR Para Updated: 2014-04-22 22:26:27 Tags: Por OR Para Folders: Description: Por OR Para Show Answers: