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Title: Por and Para


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Por and Para
  • Spanish 2

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Por and Para
  • Por and Para have the same meaning in English
    most of the time
  • Por and Para can change meanings depending on
    usage
  • Por and Para are not interchangeable they have
    their own set of rules.
  • Por and Para are easily confused if people dont
    pay attention to their usage. it can alter your
    intent if used wrong.

3
Uses of Para
  • Para is used for DEADLINES
  • Meaning by for
  • Examples
  • I need the paper by Monday.
  • (Yo) necesito el papel para lunes.
  • The present is going to arrive by this weekend.
  • El regalo va a llegar para este fin de semana.

4
Uses of Para
  • Para is used for DESTINATION.
  • meaning for or to
  • Examples
  • I travel to Spain this year in a plane.
  • Yo viajo para España este año en el avión.
  • I walk to school every morning.
  • Yo camino para la escuela todas las mañanas.

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Uses of Para
  • Para is used for EMPLOYMENT
  • Meaning for
  • Examples
  • I worked for my dad last summer.
  • Yo trabajé para mi papá el verano pasado.
  • She works for Sears.
  • Ella trabaja para Sears.

6
Uses for Para
  • Para is used for UNLIKELY COMPARISONS
  • Meaning for
  • Examples
  • For a fat dog, he runs very fast.
  • Para un perro gordo, él corre muy rápido.
  • For an old man, he dances well.
  • Para un hombre viejo, él baila bien.

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Uses for Para
  • Para is used for IN ORDER TO
  • Meaning in order to
  • Examples
  • I am studying in order to learn more.
  • (Yo) estoy estudiando para aprender más.
  • They work in order to pay the bills.
  • Ellos trabajan para pagar las cuentas.

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Uses of Para
  • Para is used for RECIPIENT
  • Meaning for
  • Examples
  • We bought the gift for you.
  • (Nosotros) compramos el regalo para ti.
  • The ring is for her.
  • El anillo es para ella.

9
Uses of Para
  • Cover your notes
  • What are the 6 ways to use para?
  • Need a hint? I will give you the initial letters
    of each reason
  • D D E U I R
  • Answer
  • Deadline
  • Destination
  • Employment
  • Unlikely comparison
  • Recipient

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Uses of Por
  • Por is used for GENERAL TIME / AREA
  • Meaning for about around
  • Examples
  • I am going to meet you around the plaza.
  • (Yo) te voy a reunirme por la plaza.
  • We eat around noon.
  • (Nosotros) comemos por el mediodía.

11
Uses of Por
  • Por is used for AGENT
  • Meaning by
  • This is used with passive voice constructions.
  • Example
  • The book is wrtten by Ernest Hemingway.
  • El libro es escrito por Ernest Hemingway.
  • The dog was found by the police.
  • El perro fue encontrado por el policía.
  • Ernest Hemingway and el policía are called agents.

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Uses of Por
  • Por is used for SPECIFIC EXPRESSIONS
  • Meaning varies according the saying
  • Examples
  • Please
  • por favor
  • Finally
  • por fin
  • For example
  • por ejamplo

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Uses of Por
  • Por is used for MOTION
  • Meaning through along beside
  • Example
  • I walked through the park yesterday.
  • (Yo) caminé por el parque ayer.
  • They ran along the beach.
  • Ellos corrieron por la playa.

14
Uses of Por
  • Por is used for MODE OF TRAVEL
  • Meaning by
  • Example
  • She traveled by bus to Texas.
  • Ella viajó por el autobús a Texas.
  • You went by plane.
  • (Tú) fuiste por el avión.

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Uses of Por
  • Por is used for COST OR MEASURMENT.
  • Meaning per for
  • Examples
  • I paid six dollars per pound.
  • (Yo) pagué seis dólares por libra.
  • She bought the car for 4 thousand pesos.
  • Ella compró el carro por cuarto mil pesos.

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Uses of Por
  • Por is used for EXCHANGE OR IN PLACE OF
  • Meaning for in place of in exchange of
  • Example
  • She is going to work for me because I am sick.
  • Ella va a trabajar por mí porque estoy enfermo.
  • He plays tennis for you on that team. You are
    injured.
  • Él juega por ti en el equipo. Tú te lastimas.

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Uses of Por
  • Por is used for PURPOSE OR GOAL
  • Meaning to get to obtain to pick up
  • Examples
  • Mom went to the store for bread.
  • Mamá fue a la tienda por el pan.
  • She left for ice cream.
  • Ella salió por el helado.

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Uses of Por
  • Por is used for reason or because of
  • Meaning because of reasoning being
  • Examples
  • The game ended because of rain.
  • El partido teminó por la llovía.
  • Because of the test, I stayed home.
  • Por el examen, yo me quedé.

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Uses of Por
  • Cover your notes
  • What are the 9 ways to use por?
  • Need a hint? I will give you the initial letters
    of each reason
  • G A E M M P E P B
  • Answers on next slide.

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Por is used for
  • G A E M M P E P B
  • General area and time
  • Agent
  • Expression
  • Motion
  • Mode of travel
  • Price
  • Exchange
  • Purpose
  • Because of
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