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1

Para tends to focus on a destination of some type

Por focuses more on the means to an end or the intervening step or duration

2

BY, BY MEANS OF
They go by train

Van por tren.

3

THROUGH, ALONG
I go through the park

Voy por el parque.

4

DURING, IN (the morning, etc.)
I read in the afternoon.

Leo por la tarde.

5

BECAUSE OF
I'm sad because of the accident.

Estoy triste por el accidente.

6

(IN EXCHANGE) FOR
60 pesos for that?
Thanks for the gift.

¿60 pesos por eso?
Gracias por el regalo.

7

FOR (+ a period of time)
He/She ate for 3 hours.

Comió por 3 horas.

8

FOR (THE SAKE OF), ON BEHALF OF
I do it for her

Lo hago por ella.

9

FOR (in order to get, in search of)
I'm going for the book.

Voy por el libro.

10

please

por favor

11


for heaven's sake


por Dios

12


finally


por fin

13


for example


por ejemplo

14


at least


por lo menos

15

why

por que

16

for what reason

para que

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(IN ORDER) TO
They live to eat.
I'm studying to be a doctor.

Viven para comer.
Estudio para médico.

18

FOR (toward, in the direction of)
They're leaving for Madrid.

Salen para Madrid.

19

FOR, BY (a specified future time)
I'll read it by Monday.

Lo leo para el lunes.

20

FOR (compared with others)
He's tall for his age.

Es alto para su edad.

21

(DESTINED) FOR, (to be given to)
The gift's for you.

El regalo es para ti.

22

FOR (in the employment of)
I work for her.

Trabajo para ella.