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Para vs. Por

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Para vs. Por
Para vs. Por
Por expresses:
Through
Peter is swimming through the ocean.
Pedro esta nadando por el oceano.
Imprecise location
Where is the island?
Donde esta la isla?
The island is near here.
La isla esta por aqui.
Duration
I sleep for 20 minutes
Yo duermo por 20 minutos
In exchange
Do you work for me?
Trabajas por mi?
By
I travel by airplane
Yo viajo por avion
The class is taught by a genius
La clase es dada por un genio
In expressions
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Por lo visto
Apparently
Por lo menos
At least
Para expresses:
Destination
Let’s go to the forest
Vamos para el bosque
For/deadline
We have to finish at 2 o’clock
Tenemos que terminar
para las 2 en punto.
Actions directed toward a goal
I study to finish my career
Estudio para terminar mi
carrera
Action directed toward a recipient
This present is for you.
El regalo es para tí.
This blouse is for me.
Esta blusa es para mi.
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