POR and PARA in Spanish

It can be challenging to use the prepositions POR and PARA correctly in Spanish. The following contrasting guidelines are meant to identify the specific contexts for each. Hope it helps!


POR is used to show the initial stage of something:

  • Cause or reason – Me casé por amor, no por dinero.

PARA, on the other hand, is used to show the end point of something:

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