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The Uses of Por and Para. ¡En Español! Unidad 1 Etapa 2. The Uses of Por and Para. Both por and para are prepositions and their usages are quite different. Use por to indicate:. Length of time or distance Estuvieron discutiendo por una hora.

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the uses of por and para

The Uses of Por and Para

¡En Español!

Unidad 1 Etapa 2

the uses of por and para1
The Uses of Por and Para
  • Both por and para are prepositions and their usages are quite different.
use por to indicate
Use por to indicate:
  • Length of time or distance
  • Estuvieron discutiendo por una hora.
  • Place where an action takes place
  • Ayer caminamos por el parque.
  • An exchange
  • Cambiamos la silla viaja por una nueva.
  • Reason or motive
  • Se pelearon por un programa de televisión.
use por to indicate1
Use por to indicate:
  • Substitution or action on someone´s behalf
  • Los padres hacen mucho por sus hijos.
  • Means of communication / transportation
  • Ayer hablé con Analia por teléfono.
also use por in certain expressions
Also use por in certain expressions:
  • Por ejemplo
  • Por la mañana (tarde, noche)
  • Por favor
  • Por eso
  • Por lo general
  • Por primera (segunda, tercera) vez
  • Por supuesto
  • Por fin
  • Por lo tanto (therefore, consequently)
use para to indicate
Use para to indicate:
  • Purpose (in order to)
  • Salí temprano para ver a mis amigos.
  • Destination
  • En unos minutos nos vamos para la playa.
  • A point in time, deadline
  • Debemos terminar el trabajo para el lunes.
  • Use, purpose
  • Las tijeras sirven para cortar.
  • Opinion
  • Para mí, no hay nada mejor que viajar.
also use para in certain expressions
Also use parain certain expressions:
  • Para siempre (forever)
  • Para que (so that, in order that )
  • ¿para qué? (why? for what purpose?)
  • Para terminar (to end)
  • Para resumir (to sumarize)
  • Para entonces (by that time)
  • Para otra vez (for another occasion)
  • Para variar (just for a change)
also use para in certain expressions1
Also use parain certain expressions:
  • estar para(to be about to)
  • ser tal para cual (to be two of a kind)