What's the difference between por and para? This is another common question you'll likely have when learning to speak Spanish. In Spanish, in order to say "to" or "for", you would need to use the words "por" or "para". These words can be confusing so it's important to learn the definition and translation of each. Let's take a look:
through, by, for, to, by way of, by means of
Vamos por coche. = Let's go by car.
Gracias por la ayuda. = Thanks for the help.
to, for, in order to
Este regalo es para usted. = This gift is for you.
Para hacerlo con éxito, hay que practicar. = In order to do it successfully, you must practice.
Here is a great chart to help you visualize the difference between Por and Para:
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