Por & Para  

Spanish for Kids Mini-Lessons

What is the difference between Por and Para?
Por and Para are Spanish prepositions. They can be translated as
"for" in English. They are used in a variety of ways in Spanish.
It's best to memorize how each is used. First go slowly through
the examples in the blue box, and then scroll through the
Flashcards and notice how Por and Para are used. Finish by
completing the exercises at the bottom of the page.

Por
-To express motive
for action

They play because of the trophy.
Ellas juegan por el trofeo.

-To indicate a place
where movement is
occurring

They walk along the park.
Ellas caminan por
el parque.

-Parts of the day
-To express exchange
-Por = by

Para
-To say where someone is
going

We go to the school.
Nosotros vamos para
la escuela.

-To convey a time limit of
an action

-To express suitability

The activities are
for tomorrow.
Las actividades son
para maƱana.

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