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1

Thanks for the help.

(to express gratitude or apology)

por

Gracias por la ayuda.

2

The man left for Madrid.

(to indicate destination)

para

El hombre salió para Madrid.

3

This gift is for you.

(to indicate a recipient)

para

Este regalo es para ti.

4

I didn't vote for anyone.

(to mean "on behalf of" or "in favor of)

por

No voté por nadie.

5

I prefer to travel by train and speak by phone.

(for means of communication or transportation)

por

Prefiero viajar por tren y hablar por teléfono.

6

The train is about to leave.

("estar _____" to express an action that will soon be completed)

por

El tren está por salir.

7

I go to the restaurant five times per week.

(to express velocity, frequency and proportion)

por

Voy al restaurante cinco veces por semana.

8

We walk through the park.

(meaning "through," along," by" or "in the area of"

por

Caminamos por el parque.

9

One can see the stars during the night.

(to express an undetermined (or general) time, meaning "during")

por

Se puede ver las estrellas por la noche.

10

I studied for two hours.

(to express a length of time)

por

Yo studié por dos horas.

11

For a child, he reads very well.

(to express a contrast from what is expected)

para

Para un niño, lee muy bien.

12

I need the dress by Monday.

(to express a deadline or specific time)

para

Necesito el vestido para el lunes.

13

He gave me ten dollars for the book.

(when talking about exchange, including sales)

por

Él me dio diez dólares por el libro.

14

The glass is for water.

(to show the use or purpose of a thing)

para

El vaso es para agua.

15

To make a paella, first sauté the meats.

(to mean "in order to" or "for the purpose of")

para

Para hacer una paella, primero dore las carnes.

16

The man died for lack of water.

(to express cause or reason)

por

El hombre murió por falta de agua.

17

The book was written by Octavio Paz.

(in passive constructions)

por

El libro fue escrito por Octavio Paz.

18

I'm in the mood for drinking coffee.

("estar ___" means to be in the mood, or inclined to do, something)

para

Estoy para tomar café.

19

I'll come by for you at eight o'clock.

(to show the reason for an errand (with ir, venir, pasar, mandar, volver and preguntar)

por

Paso por ti a las ocho.

20

Dinner has yet to be cooked.

(when followed by an infinitive, to express an action that remains to be completed, use ____ + infinitive)

por

La cena está por cocinar.

21

They take (have) me for crazy.

(in cases of mistaken identity, or meaning "to be seen as")

por

Me tienen por loco.

22

Two times two equals four.

(for multiplication and division)

por

Dos por dos son cuatro.

23

For what reason do you study Spanish?

Because it's required.

¿ Por qué estudias español ?

Porque es un requisito.

24

For what purpose do you study Spanish?

In order to be a Spanish teacher.

¿ Para qué estudias español ?

Para ser maestra de español.

25

I am about to go out to eat with my friends.

("estar _____" to express an action that is about to happen)

estar por

Estoy por salir a comer con mis amigos.