Por vs. Para

Por vs. para

Remember the confusion over Ser vs. Estar? Well, here's another one: Por vs. Para. They both mean "for", sort of of, but have very distinct uses and some additional applications and meanings.

  • Por indicates duration, the exchange of something, something done on behalf of another, or the means by which something is done.

  • Para indicates destination, whom or what something is for, or the recipient of something.

These resources will help you master how to say "for" in Spanish!

Realidades Textbook
Exprésate Textbook Resources

Online activities from the Realidades textbook

Book 2 Chapter 7B p. 386

GV3 Repaso Por and Para.wmv

Online activities from the Exprésate textbook

Book 2 Chapter 8B p. 302

Practice activities

Barbara Kuczun Nelson's Spanish Language & Culture

Self-correcting exercises

Por vs Para

Grammar Video: Use of Por

StudySpanish.com Online Grammar Practice

Grammar explanations with self-correcting exercises

Bowdoin Online Spanish Grammar

Detailed grammar explanations with self-correcting exercises

Por vs. para

Por vs. Para
Spanish Grammar Lessons

Online Grammar Lessons with worksheets

Por vs. Para

Señor Jordan's Spanish Videos

Excellent grammar explanations with video

Zambombazo: An Explosion of Language and Culture

Music videos and activities for practice


Pinterest: Por vs. Para

Music videos to help you learn!