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Para / Por game


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Hey all! I've got a little exercise for you, since i know how hard can "para" and "por" be to master.

I'm going to quickly note their uses to be of help. Everyone who wants to join just has to post two sentences: one with "para" and one with "por". If you want, add a comment on what use you were aiming for.

Entonces, "por" se usa para expresar 1) causa, 2) lugar aproximado, 3) tiempo aproximado. 4) precios, 5) voz pasiva, 6) medio, 7) periodicidad.

"Para" se usa para expresar 1) finalidad, 2) fecha límite, 3) opinión, 4) direccion, 5) establecer una comparacion.

Go ahead and try it!

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  • 2 weeks later...

Nice! I'm going to add a couple of examples that confuse some people when they try to learn the difference between para and por.

Por mi, haz lo que tu quieras.

Para mi, será mejor si expliques la situación.

So, you can express opinion with both para and por, but por implies a more negative attitude, while para is more casual.

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This is a good lesson. I'm always confusing the two. I've gotten to the point where I just use "por" most of the time. So here goes my attempt...

Voy a hacerlo por mi, solamente por mi.

Para mi, todo lo que yo necessito es tu.

Para me ir a la playa tengo que ir de coche.

Por causa del frio tengo un resfriado.

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While the intention is nice, I'm not learning much. Can you please explain why it is para/por in each sentence and not the other? I always thought of it this way:

para = in order that

por = by

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Here are a few:

Ella vive por el centro, cerca de una tintoreria.

El hizo todo eso por ella, para ayudarla con sus gastos.

Este regalo lo traje para su hijo.

Este bolso lo compré para ella, por su cumpleaños.

Ella se portó muy mal con el, por eso él decidió pedirle el divorcio.

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