Por vs. Para 3  

Resources Spanish 101 Por vs Para 3
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Por and para both mean for.
However, they are not interchangeable.

Use por with manner, means of:
Ellos vienen por tren.
      They come for (by) train.

Use por with price:
¿Cuánto cobran por noche?
      How much do you all charge for (per) night?

Use por with verbs like ir, enviar, venir, etc.:
La comisión por enviar el dinero es de veinte
       dólares.

      The fee for sending the money is $20.

Use para for opinion:
Para mí, el color del coche es muy importante.
      For me (in my opinion), the color of the car is
       very important.

Use para to say for:
Sí, un medicamento para la gripe.
      Yes, a medicine for a cold.


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