Expressions with por and para
It is usually more used among learners, and it is funny because I think its used is less common, at least in the expressions with por and para, so we will start for the easiest.
1-Estar para…-“to be about to….”
2-No estar para bromas – not to be in the mood for joking
3-No ser para tanto-not tobe so important
4-Para con – towards (a person)
What did I tell you? Just 5 not that hard is it?
Let’s go now with….
ok,it is a bit more complex, and it has more expressions. Most of the expressions used por, I am sure you are familiar with some as por favor, por supuesto…Here you can find some more.
1-Por aquí- this way
2-Por avión –air mail
3-Por consiguiente –consequently
5-Por Dios-for god’s sake
6-Por eso/Por lo tanto-therefore
7-Por escrito-by writing
9-Por fin-finally, at last
10-Por la mañana/tarde/noche- in (during) the morning/afternoon/night)
11-Por lo menos-at least
12-Por lo visto-apparently
13-Por mi parte-as far as I am concerned
15-Por regal general-as a general rule
16-Por mi cuenta-to my way of thinking
17-Por supuesto-of course
18-Por todas las partes-everywhere
19-Al por mayor-wholesale
20-Al por menor-retail
#extra-Not long ago I wrote about Spanish phrasal verbs, you can read it here they are verbs that change the meaning when going with a preposition and surprise! “por” have the power to do so too, so I thought a few phrasal verbs with the preposition “por” would not harm.
1-Acabar por-to end up by
2-dar por hecho -to consider something done
3-tomar por-to take someone for/by
4-pasar por-to be considered
5-interesarse por- to take an interest in
I think is enough for today, you have a few things to think about, so just before I leave you, two things
#1-homework-As you see today blog does not have examples for each expressions, that is your homework!Make up a dialogue or just a sentences and try to use at least two of the above expressions, one with “por” and one with “para”, feel free to post it on the comments below so you can get some feedback.
#2-your turn, let me know if you know any other expression which used “por” or “para”, and if you enjoyed the blog share it among your Spanish learners fellows.
Have a good one, I will speak to you soon.