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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.)

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