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Zum vs für (the overlooked question)

So as the title states......i wanted to know the difference between "zum" and "für" when they come in the meaning of "for". Z.B. : Dieses Geld is fürs Essen. Dieses Geld is zum Essen. Is there a real difference between the two sentences? When zu means "for"? Another quick question: can "durch" mean "due to"?

If someone can answer these questions it would be really appreciated. Thanks in advance ^^ .

February 1, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marie973350

"Dieses Geld ist für Essen" means that you are supposed to buy food with it.

"Dieses Geld ist zum Essen" means that you can eat the money itself.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anas2110

Tyvm I can understand the general idea....but could you give me a rule or something so that I can know when to use für and zum?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/npLam

durch can mean due to. Probably best if someone else answers your other question...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anas2110

Hmm so maybe an example would really help )


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slamRN
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I see fürs being used seldomly. What exactly is the meaning of fürs and how is it different than für. Is it perhaps an archaic usage in some expressions?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marie973350

Für das => fürs

Für Essen: for food

Fürs Essen: for a specific meal

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