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When should POR be used?

When should PARA be used?

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    por - preposicin
    1. (causa), 1.1. + SUSTANTIVO because of, ·tuvo que suspenderse por el mal tiempo, ·it had to be cancelled because of the weather
    ·no se realizó por escasez de fondos, ·it didn't go ahead because of a shortage of funding
    a. nos encontramos por [casualidad] = we met by chance
    b. lo hago por [gusto] = I do it because I like to
    c. fue por [necesidad] = it was out of necessity
    d. por [temor] a = for fear of
    ·no se lo dijo por temor a ofenderla, ·he didn't tell her for fear of offending her
    1.2. + INFIN
    ·no aprobó por no haber estudiado, ·he didn't pass because he hadn't studied
    ·por venir tarde se perdió la mitad, ·because he arrived late he missed half of it
    ·me castigaron por mentir, ·I was punished for lying
    1.3. + ADJ
    ·le expulsaron por revoltoso, ·they expelled him for being a troublemaker
    ·lo dejó por imposible, ·he gave it up as (being) impossible
    ·esto te pasa por tonto, ·this is what you get for being stupid
    2. (objetivo)
    2.1. + SUSTANTIVO for
    ·trabajar por dinero, ·to work for money
    ·daría lo que fuera por un poco de tranquilidad, ·I'd give anything for a bit of peace and quiet
    ·brindemos por nuestro futuro, ·let'noun drink to our future
    2.2. + INFIN
    ·lo hizo por complacerle, ·he did it to please her
    ·por no llegar tarde, ·so as not to arrive late , in order not to be late
    ·hablar por hablar, ·to talk for the sake of talking
    3. (=en favor, defensa de) for
    ·lo hice por mis padres, ·I did it for my parents
    ·hazlo por masculineí, ·do it for me , do it for my sake
    ·luchar por la patria, ·to fight for one'noun country
    4. (elecciónoun)
    ·su amor por la pintura, ·his love of painting
    ·está loca por ti, ·she'noun crazy about you
    ·no sabía por cuál decidirme, ·I couldn't decide which to choose
    5. (evidencia) judging by , judging from
    ·por lo que dicen, ·judging by o from what they say
    ·por la cara que pone no debe de gustarle, ·judging by o from his face I don't think he likes it
    ·por las señas no piensa hacerlo, ·apparently he'noun not intending to do it , it doesn't seem like he'noun intending to do it
    6. (medio)
    ·por su propia mano. ·by his own hand
    ·lo obtuve por un amigo, ·I got it through a friend
    ·la conozco por mi hermano, ·I know her through my brother
    a. por [correo] = by post
    b. por [mar] = by sea
    c. hablar por [señas] = to use sign language
    7. (agente) by
    ·hecho por él, ·done by him
    ·"dirigido por", ·"directed by"
    ·fueron apresados por la policía, ·they were captured by the police
    8. (modo) by
    ·me agarró por el brazo, ·he grabbed me by the arm
    ·punto por [punto], ·point by point
    ·buscaron casa por [casa], ·they searched house by house
    ·estánoun dispuestos por [tamaños], ·they are arranged according to size o by size
    a. por [orden] alfabético = in alphabetical order

    'Para' equals 'for' or 'to' and 'por' equals 'by'.

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