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What are the uses of the preposition por?

* to indicate movement (through, along, around, by, about)
* to express time and duration (during, for)
* to indicate velocity, frequency and proportion (per)
* to show support for something (for, in favor of)
* to introduce an agent after a passive verb (by)
* to indicate a means of transportation (by)
* to express gratitude or an apology (for)
* to express cause or reason (because of)
* to do something for someone (on behalf of)

* to indicate movement (through, along, around, by, about)
* to express time and duration (during, for)
* to indicate velocity, frequency and proportion (per)
* to show support for something (for, in favor of)
* to introduce an agent after a passive verb (by)
* to indicate a means of transportation (by)
* to express gratitude or an apology (for)
* to express cause or reason (because of)
* to do something for someone (on behalf of)

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What are the uses of the preposition para?

* to indicate purpose (in order to, for the purpose of)
* to show who is the recipient of something (for, directed to)
* to express direction of a specific place (to)
* to indicate a specific time (for, by)
* to express an unexpected contrast (for)

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for what purpose

para qué propósito/para qué

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in favor/show support of

por

5

by (transportation)

por

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for (gratitude)

por

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on behalf of

por

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because of

pr - or casua de

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that's why/therefore

por eso - literally translated 'because of that'