para = for preposition

para

preposition
preposition

English Translation of PARA

1
(indicating a recipient) : for
un regalo para tia present for you
2
(indicating a purpose or goal) : for
la comida es para la fiestathe food is for the party
¿para qué?what for?
3
(indicating comparison) : for
alta para su edadtall for her age
es bueno para lo que cuestait's good for what it costs
4
: for (a time)
una cita para el lunesan appointment for Monday
5
: to (a time)
faltan cinco para las ochoit's five (minutes) to eight
6
: around, by (a time)
para mañana estarán listosthey'll be ready by tomorrow
7
: to, towards
para adelante/atrásforwards/backwards
para la derecha/izquierdato the right/left
van para el ríothey're heading towards the river
8
(used before an infinitive) : to, in order to
lo hace para molestartehe does it to annoy you
para no ser vistoin order not to be seen
9
(used before an infinitive) : to
estoy listo para salirI'm ready to leave
demasiado joven para entendertoo young to understand
lo compré para devolverlo el mismo díaI bought it only to return it the same day
10
para que : so, so that, in order that
te lo digo para que sepasI'm telling you so you'll know

Related to PARA

Sometimes Confused With: para (parar), para (parir)

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